Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff will dedicate a memorial to astronomer Robert Burnham, Jr. on Saturday, August 15.Robert Burnham, Jr. Almost 12 years ago -- in September, 1997 -- it was Phoenix NewTimes that shocked astronomers around the world with news that Burnham had died four years ear ... More >>
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Stargazers revere Arizona Robert Burnham Jr., creator of the most complete, practical, inspirational book ever written about the night sky. But like so many people of genius, he would spend his last years alone and destitute.