A former monthly columnist for Astronomy magazine, Richard J. Bartlett has had a passion for the stars since the age of six.
His first website, StarLore, was featured in Sky & Telescope magazine in early 2001. Following that success, he freelanced for Astronomy, reviewing astronomical websites and software in his monthly Webweaver Picks column.
Additionally, he has moderated on the UniverseToday forums, operated his own astronomical messageboard and still tweets the latest in space and astronomical news. (@astronomywriter)
His latest blog, The Astronomical Year, highlights current astronomical events on an almost daily basis. (http://theastronomicalyear.wordpress.com/)
Now living in the suburbs of Los Angeles, he still stops to stare at the sometimes smoggy night sky through the city's light-pollution.