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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: clear day, schmear day - we need clear NIGHTS!

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Bob King. Used with permission.
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It turns out that the worst enemies of star-gazers may be clouds - and clear skies.  Clouds: well, that's obvious.  But if that big ol' full moon is hanging over your shoulder, messing up your eyes' ability to adjust to the dark, it's not helping, either.

The solution?

Don't stay up late; get out early.

You can find the Korkki Road Clear Sky Chart here.  And there's always more Astro Bob to enjoy here.

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