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)