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David John Eicher

David John Eicher, American editor. Recipient Herschel award Western Amateur Astronomers, Los Angeles, 1987, Lone Stargazer award Texas Star Party, Fort Davis, 1987, Asteroid 3617 Eicher, International Astronomical Union, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990.


  • Eicher, David John was born on August 7, 1961 in Oxford, Ohio, United States. Son of John Harold and Susan Ann (Arne) Eicher.

  • Education

    • Student, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1982.


    • Founder, editor Deep Sky Monthly, Inc., Oxford, 1977-1982. Editor-in-chief Deep Sky magazine AstroMedia Corporation, Milwaukee, 1982-1992, assistant editor Astronomy magazine, 1982-1989. Associate editor Astronomy magazine Kalmbach Public Company, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1990-1996, astronomy books editor, 1991-1996.

      Senior editor Astronomy Magazine, 1996, managing editor, since 1996.


    • Author: The Universe From Your Backyard: A Guide to Deep Sky Objects from Astronomy Magazine, 1988, Beyond the Solar System: 100 Best Deep-Sky Objects for Amateur Astronomers, 1992, Beginner's Guide to Amateur Astronomy, 1993, Civil War Battlefields, a Touring Guide, 1995, The Civil War in Books: An Analytical bibliography,1997, Robert E. Lee: A Life Portrait, 1997. Co-author, editor: Deep Sky Observing with Small Telescopes: A Guide and Reference, 1989, Stars and Galaxies: Astronomy's Guide to Exploring the Cosmos, 1992. Co-author: The New Cosmos: The Astronomy of Our Galaxy and Beyond, 1992.

      Editor: Galaxies and the Universe: An Observing Guide from Deep Sky Magazine, 1992.


    Member Milwaukee Astronomical Society, Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin, Abraham Lincoln Association, United States Grant Association, Milwaukee Civil War Round Table (executive committee since 1995), Waukesha Civil War Club (president 1992-1993).



    Civil war history, photography, golf.


    • Married Lynda Ann Tortomasi, November 17, 1989. 1 child, Christopher David.
    David John Eicher
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    Born August 7, 1961
    (age 56)
    • 1982
      Miami University
    • 1977 - 1982
      Oxford, Mississippi, United States
    • 1982 - 1992
      editor-in-chief Deep Sky magazine AstroMedia Corporation
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1990 - 1996
      associate, editor Astronomy magazine Kalmbach Public Company
      Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1991 - 1996
      associate, editor Astronomy magazine Kalmbach Public Company
    • 1996
      senior, editor Astronomy Magazine
    • 1996
      senior, editor Astronomy Magazine