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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: Creepy Sights on Halloween Night

An image of outer space; a nebula that looks like a face
NASA/STScI Digitized Sky Survey / Noel Carboni
The Witch Head Nebula

The Red Spider Nebula, the Witch Head Nebula, Ghost Nebulas... there are frightening sights out there in deep space.

If you're looking for something not so scary this Halloween, there is a gathering at the Marshall Alworth Planetarium at UMD beginning at 5pm tonight. "There will be trick or treats," says Bob King. "And if it's clear, I suspect there will be a few telescopes out there too."

After Halloween, look to the skies for a view of Jupiter in the east. The large planet is in opposition to the sun and is fairly close to earth; only 33 light minutes away. Also coming up in November are the Taurid meteor shower and the Leonid meteor shower.

You can hear Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy every other Tuesday at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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