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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: did the Electoral College doom Pluto? ... and some legit infor


A couple of cool conjunctions are on the way in the next week or so: November 12 at 6am, look for Venus and the moon, then the next day, Venus, the moon and Mercury will be rubbing shoulders.

Get in a little practice identifying your planets with the variety of free apps available.  Bob likes the Star Chart app: available for iPhone here and Android here.

NASA's not buying the idea of life on Venus, but the Mars Perserverance Rover will be checking out the possibilities on Mars, and listen to our story this morning on the Electoral College, and then make up your own mind about how it might have affected - or not - the tragic voting out of Pluto as a planet in 2006!

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