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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: Pausing from shoveling to look up every once in a while.

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Chris Harwood
The Moon and Venus. A photograph taken by The North 1033's Chris Harwood at about 6:45 a.m. on January 26, 1987. Mars isn't in the picture (it would have been below the horizon to the left), but this Sunday, if the sky is clear, you'll be able to see something similar to this with Mars faintly visible in between the Moon and Venus.

Bob King encourages us to look to the east this Sunday morning (Feb. 27) before sunrise at about 6:15 a.m. If the sky is clear, you'll be able to see Venus, Mars, and the thin crescent Moon stacked one on top of the other.

Early next month, look for news about a Chinese booster rocket crashing onto the far side of the moon. Being on the far side means observers on Earth won't be able to see it, although lunar satellites will hopefully capture images of the lunar crater created by the impact of the over three-ton rocket.

Chris Harwood is The North 1033’s Production Director and (acting) Program Director, a morning/daytime host, and the host of Soul Village. He is also a musician, a music historian, an audio engineer, and an avid record collector.