User:Deborah Byrd

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Deborah Byrd is executive producer, editor-in-chief and founder of the Earth & Sky radio series and website. Byrd has produced more than 10,000 radio spots on science since the late 1970s. She has won many awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. Along with Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, Sir Patrick Moore and Timothy Ferris, Byrd was an early winner of the Klumpke-Roberts Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. In 2003, Byrd’s radio series Earth & Sky became the first radio show ever to win a Public Service Award from the U.S. National Science Board “for its achievement in broadcasting explanations of research and everyday science to a worldwide audience.” Byrd is an expert on stargazing with the eye alone; she knows and understands about stars, constellations, planets, the moon and sun, cycles, seasons and sky phenomena of all kinds. She is also deeply interested in the natural world and in humanity as part of that world.

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