Bob writes astronomy books, articles, and book reviews and is recognized as an independent scholar on the history of astronomy and observing the night sky. His first book, Star- Hopping: Your Visa to Viewing the Universe, was published in 1994 by Cambridge University Press. This best-selling book was republished as both a hardback and paperback in 1997. He co-authored another bestselling book, Advanced Skywatching. This book has been translated into German and Spanish. Bob is finishing a major lunar observers' handbook to be published by Springer. In 1987, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of London. In May 2018, Bob was notified that the International Astronomical Union had renamed Minor Planet 2000 EY70 to be 31862 Garfinkle in his honor.
Speaker: Bob Garfinkle
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