Robert Garfinkle

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Robert A. Garfinkle

(amateur astronomer and historian)

Robert Garfinkle is a noted American astronomical historian, author and lecturer, with a special interest in matters related to lunar nomenclature.


  • A professional writer, Bob has Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and English from Cal State Hayward.

Lunar Contributions



  • many


  • Garfinkle, Robert A. 1997. Star-hopping: your visa to viewing the universe. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dyer, Alan, Garfinkle, Robert A. et al. 2001. Backyard astronomy: your guide to starhopping and exploring the universe. Time-Life Books.

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