Robert Paul "Bob" Kraft (born June 16, 1927) is an American astronomer. He has done pioneering work on Cepheid variables, stellar rotation, novae, and the chemical evolution of the Milky Way.
Kraft served as director of the Lick Observatory (1981–1991), president of the American Astronomical Society (1974–1976), and president of the International Astronomical Union (1997–2000).
He received his B.S. at the University of Washington in 1947, M.S. in mathematics at the University of Washington in 1949, and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
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- ^ "An Astronomical Life Salted by Pure Chance". Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2009. Bibcode:2009ARA&A..47....1K. doi:10.1146/annurev-astro-082708-101743.
- ^ "The Bruce Medalists: Robert P. Kraft". Retrieved 2010-02-01.