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After a little break (of 25 years or so) Bob King is celebrating his retirement with a return to KUMD's airwaves!After almost 40 years with the Duluth News Tribune, Bob is now retired. But scratch a print guy and you'll find a radio guy; King and then-UMD Planetarium Director Glen Langhorst hosted Startalk on KUMD for several years in the early '90s.Listen for Astro Bob every other Tuesday at 8am on Northland Morning.

Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: the best things you can't see this week - and stuff that explodes

M. Druckmüller / P. Aniol / K. Delcourte / P. Horálek / L. Calçada / ESO

Chances are you'll miss today's total eclipse of the sun unless you're in Argentina, but even if you can't see it in person, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the experience, virtually.

Plus lots of things you can see, 

like a gorgeous crescent moon, a star that will blow up soon (if it hasn't already) -- and speaking of explosions, the same chemicals that make fireworks blow up originated in exploding stars!

Credit Rick Klawitter
A closeup of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse image

Astro Bob has a complete guide to today's eclipse-viewing here.

And you can read more about star-gazing in the constellation of Scorpio here.

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