I'm a science writer and public information officer at the Mars Space Flight Facility of Arizona State University.
At three separate times, I have been an editor at Astronomy magazine (1978-1986, 1988-1996, and 2003-5). I have also written and edited a number of books on astronomy, space, and earth science for a general public audience — see the links below.
(The author of Burnham's Celestial Handbook was Robert Burnham Jr., no relation.)
I also do photography for fun.
Exploring the Starry Sky (2004)
Astronomy: the Definitive Guide (2003)
Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the Universe (2000)
Great Comets (2000)
Star & Sky (2000)
Caves, Cliffs and Canyons (2000)
Reader's Digest Explores Astronomy (1998)
Advanced Skywatching (1997)
reissued in 2001 as Backyard Astronomy
Comet Hale-Bopp (1997)
The Star Book (1983)
E-mails (some intelligent assembly required):
com dot execpc at rburnham (home)
edu dot asu at robert.burnham (work)