Zein-o-din Caravanserai is located outside of Yazd, Iran. It’s one of 999 inns that were built in the 16th century for travelers along the Silk Road. 32 rooms at this hotel are centered around a courtyard. Enjoy ancient places and ancient skies. A resident amateur astronomer leads stargazing on the rooftop.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.