Deborah Byrd

Founder, President and On-Air Host

Deborah Byrd is Founder and President of EarthSky, which she created in 1991. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. She’s Editor-in-Chief of all EarthSky websites, including and EarthSky en Español. She serves on EarthSky’s Editorial Board and leads EarthSky’s community on Facebook. She oversees and helps host EarthSky’s science podcast series – now in 90-second, 60-second, 8-minute, 22-minute audio formats, and in video – in English and Spanish with 20 or so new EarthSky science podcasts released every Monday to 1,200+ broadcast outlets, and heard on a variety of online platforms each week including iTunes and Odeo. A science communicator and educator for 30+ years, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and as a vital tool for the 21st century. Astrophysics, the night sky and imagining space travel are among her most enduring lifelong passions.

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