EarthSky.org offers daily updates on your cosmos and world. Our editor-in-chief Deborah began writing about astronomy in the 1970s. Lead editor Eleanor and sky columnist Bruce joined in during the 1990s. Marketing director David and business manager Joni have been on board since the early 2000s. In the past year – thanks to your donations – we were able to add Brandon, our dedicated computer guru. If you have a technical problem with our site or newsletter, Brandon’s the man. He gives EarthSky the constant love and care all websites need. Also, thanks to you, we’ve added Claudia as a new editor. She’s a long-time space fan and former editor for NASA. Every one of us works hard to bring you the content you love. Now we need your help to ensure we can keep going. Scan down the page – to Meet the Team – to see photos of Brandon, Claudia and the original five EarthSkyers. Or scan back up the page, and donate now! We need you.
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Growing is soooo much fun … just ask anyone. But, especially during big sky events, we had been maxing out our host servers. We are very flattered that you and your friends see EarthSky as a source of credible information! But, in times of high traffic, some of you were not able to get in. With your support, we’ve now migrated our content to a more powerful platform. We’re still working out some bugs, but, with your help, you’ll be able to continue accessing our site and our info when you want it, for many years to come.
Thank you! Truly … we love you.
Ads – plus your Store purchases and donations – make EarthSky possible. They let us bring you the insights, beauty and heads-up on sky events you all love. Still, we dream of the day that your direct sponsorship will create for you an ad-free website. With your help, as an interim step, we want to offer the option of an ad-free newsletter in the second half of 2018. After that, with your support, we hope to make the technical changes to the site itself, needed to offer an an ad-free newsletter and website. Watch for it in 2019.
Since EarthSky went online – 24 years ago in 1994 – many of you have said you love our Tonight pages. They are cool! They offer your night sky, plus a whole lot more. We’re constantly trying to make our Tonight pages better. In the past two years – thanks to your donations – we’ve started a Best Places to Stargaze page, whose top level is the map you see here. In the year ahead, we want to redesign the Tonight pages further, to help you access all the great info there more easily. Your support will make that happen in the months ahead.
We’re still growing and changing. We’re still offering the best in science news and night sky information. We always welcome your photos and news tips. Help support EarthSky now. We need you to continue.
Before you go … be sure to visit our Store! Your purchases of lunar calendars, astronomy kits and other goodies also move us closer to our goals.
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.
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013.
Brandon McKay handles the day-to-day technical support and issues that may arise.