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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: tonight, a "daring and exciting thing" (pew-pew-pew)

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You might have to add your own sound effects, but tonight, the OSIRIS-REx will take a crack at obtaining a sample of at least 60 grams from the asteroid Bennu.

  And it has only 16 seconds in which to do it.

  Astro Bob writes:

  You can watch collection activities live at NASA's website starting at 4 p.m. Central Time (5 p.m. Eastern) and read more details about the mission in my recent article.

Plus the best events in the sky we probably won't be able to see: the Orionid meteor shower tomorrow morning, the northern lights tomorrow evening, and the moon in conjuction with Saturn on Thursday.

   Astro Bob's blog can be found here.

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