Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy

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 retired this month. But scratch a print guy and you'll find a radio guys; King and then-UMD Planetarium Director Glen Langhorst hosted Startalk on KUMD for several years in the early '90s.

The brand-new Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy will debut on Northland Morning at 8:20am New Year's Day, and return January 15 and January 29 at the same time.

Then the program returns in May for a full summer of stargazing! 

©Bob King. Used with permission.

It's a moon.  It's a shadow. (Yup, now you'll have the Cat Stevens tune stuck in your head all day, too.)

But it's also 365 degrees of sunrises and sunsets, and that, friends, is pure poetry.

And, as promised, here's everything you wanted to know and more about what, where and how to watch the eclipse in our area:

©Bob King. Used with permission.

After a brief hiatus (twenty years or so) to do the newspaper thing, amateur astronomer Bob King returns to KUMD to talk about what we can see in the evening, overnight and morning skies this month - and even offer an astrophotography tip or two!

Bob King is a photographer by day in his job at the Duluth News Tribune, so perhaps it came as a bit of a surprise when he was head-hunted to write a book.