Robert Burnham has been an amateur astronomer since the mid 1950s. His major interests include observing the Moon and planets, and following developments in solar system science and cosmology. He joined Astronomy magazine in 1978 as Associate Editor, and after holding various positions became. Editor-in-Chief from 1992 to 1996. Burnham has written many astronomy books.Burnham, Robert is the author of 'Exploring the Starry Sky' with ISBN 9780521802512 and ISBN 0521802512.