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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: Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

Night sky with one meteor streaking downward
Paul Thomas [via Flickr]

Set the alarm, bundle up, and hope for clear skies. The Eta Aquariid meteor shower is on its way.

From roughly 3-4:30am on May 5th and 6th, stargazers can watch the Eta Aquariid meteor shower; so named due to its visual source near the star Eta in the constellation Aquarius. The sand-sized meteoroids streaming from Haley's comet will hit Earth's atmosphere at an incredible velocity, creating brief streaks across the sky.

If you're going to hunker down for a viewing, be sure to prep for the chilliness. "I always recommend to wear warm clothing," says Bob King. "You're very inactive, you're just out on a lawn chair."

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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