Author Bob Crelin Artist, author, musician, inventor, husband and father, Bob Crelin has spent most of his life exploring the creative boundaries of our modern world. As a freelance artist, he has created original product design for Takamine Guitars, Ovation Guitars, Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Drum Hardware & Dixon Drums that have influenced the look of musical instruments and accessories worldwide. An avid musician and songwriter, he has produced, recorded and performed original music for over twenty years.

As an author, Bob’s popular first book, There Once was a Sky Full of Stars (Sky Publishing) has become a resource for public outreach in the International Year of Astronomy 2009. His next book, Faces of the Moon helps children explore the lunar phases through innovative die-cutes and poetry.

In addition, Bob has been interviewed for, and written many feature articles on outdoor lighting regulation and design. In 2004, Bob was honored with the Astronomical League’s Walter Scott Houston Award for his years of devotion working to preserve the night sky for our children. Bob’s award-winning, ‘night sky-friendly’ light fixture, The GlareBuster, is changing the way homeowners light their homes.

Bob lives in Guilford, Connecticut. Visit him online at

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Books by Bob Crelin

Faces of the Moon