Robert Burnham

Manager Media Relations + Mktg
University Staff
TEMPE Campus


Burnham is a public information officer, web-content manager, and science writer at the Mars Space Flight Facility, part of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, at Arizona State University.
At three separate times, he has been an editor at Astronomy magazine (1978-1986, 1988-1996, and 2003-5). He has 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.)

He also does 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)


Master of Library Science (MLS), University of Western Ontario, 1978

BA, Boston University, 1970