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Bob King

"Astro" Bob King is a freelance writer and retired photographer for the Duluth News Tribune. You can reach him at nightsky55@gmail.com.

On Wednesday evening, the moon will cover up the planet Mars. Don't miss this must-see event.
China recently added on to their Tiangong space station making it brighter and easier to see. Check it out this week.
This busy month for skywatching includes a rare Martian "cover-up" and the annual Geminid meteor shower.
The Red Planet is only 50.6 million miles away — almost walking distance! It won't get this close again until May 2031.
Here's something you don't see very often: the moon eclipsing the Earth! We also preview a new, multi-part lunar mission launching Wednesday, Nov. 30.
The prototype BlueWalker 3 satellite that will usher in space-based, broadband cell service is now easily visible with the naked eye. Get ready. More than 100 even brighter satellites are planned.
Cetus emerges from the sea of night to prepare the way for Orion. How to find this enormous yet unfamiliar constellation.
When it comes to flying around in space, there's a lot happening this week.
A meter-wide asteroid came down over southern Ontario not far from Niagara Falls this weekend. Astronomers saw it coming.
We may get a strong but brief burst of meteors around midnight Central time Friday night, Nov. 18 as Earth crosses a trail of comet debris dumped in 1733.