Amateur astronomer for over 40 years. Treasurer of AAVSO and the Society for Astronomical Sciences. Eclipse chaser having seen 16 Total Solar Eclipses and 16 Total Lunar Eclipses. Asteroid researcher having obtained over 850 asteroid lightcurves, and having discovered or co-discovered several binary asteroids. Asteroid 39890 Bobstephens named in honor. Winner of 2009 Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award from the American Astronomical Society.