Bob Berman is the world’s most widely read astronomer. Since the mid-1990s, his celebrated “Strange Universe” feature has appeared monthly in Astronomy magazine, the largest circulation periodical on the subject. Berman is also astronomy editor of the Old Farmers Almanac. He was Discover magazine’s monthly columnist from 1989-2006. He has authored more than a thousand published articles in periodicals ranging from Hudson Valley magazine to the New York Times, and been a guest on such TV shows as Today, and Late Night with David Letterman.
Bob Berman is author of “Secrets of the Night Sky” (Morrow, 1995; paperback HarperCollins 1997) which was a Main Selection of the Astronomy Book Club and published in Europe by Piper. His other books include “Cosmic Adventure” (Morrow 1999, and Harper, 2000), “Strange Universe,” published by Henry Holt / Times Books, and translated into four languages, Shooting for the Moon (Lyons Press, 2007), Biocentrism (co-authored with Robert Lanza, MD, Ben Bella, 2009) and The Sun’s Heartbeat, (Little, Brown 2011). Listeners in seven states hear his Skywindow program on Northeast Public Radio stations, during NPR’s Weekend Edition each Sunday morning. For 13 of the past 25 years Berman has run the summer astronomy program at Yellowstone Park for the National Park Service and Yellowstone Institute.
Berman founded the Catskill Astronomical Society in 1976, and is director of Overlook Observatory, near Woodstock, New York, and the Storm King Observatory at Cornwall, New York. He was adjunct professor of astronomy and physics at Marymount college from 1995-2000.
As a lecturer, Bob is known for his unique blend of humor, informality, and sky-knowledge. He has delivered presentations and programs for innumerable organizations, clubs, colleges, and state and federal agencies including NIST, that has taken him from the arctic to the Antarctic. The November 2012 Australia totality was Berman’s eighth eclipse expedition.