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After a little break (of 25 years or so) Bob King is celebrating his retirement with a return to The North 103.3'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: John Stewart and everyone else have temporarily "Lost Her in the Sun


No problem seeing June's Strawberry Moon this week, and the twins Castor and Pollux are hanging out with Mercury in the eastern sky.

But  Venus has temporarily disappeared in the sun's glare. (Folks of a certain age may want to enjoy this flashback to John Stewart's album Bombs Away Dream Babies and one of the singles from that album,"Lost Her In The Sun")

Plus Jupiter and Saturn, Alpha (an optical double star), and Beta Capricorni (a real double star) are crowding the southern sky (at a careful social distance, of course) and if you look at them the right way, they look like eyes

If that's not vaguely disturbing enough, more Starlink internet satellites will be launched this week, but the good news is that SpaceX is working with astronomers to dim their brightness.  You can read more about that here:  Elon Musk’s SpaceX reduces brightness for Starlink internet satellites after astronomer complaints

And of course, there's always more photographs, astronomy news at more at Astro Bob's blog.

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