46: Urban Legends from Space with author Bob King


Let’s clear up some space myths with astronomer and author Bob King: 

  • Bob believes incorporating humor and fun is beneficial when learning about space! 
  • The Earth is NOT flat. It’s fun to debunk myths about the Moon, the planets, the stars, gravity…contrails!
  • Did you know Bob King IS the famous blogger AstroBob? Read his posts at: http://astrobob.areavoices.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/astrobobking/
  • Bob shares how to live a long & blissful life knowing we’re safe from an asteroid collision with Earth. For now. 

About Bob King: From Bob  “I’ve enjoyed the night sky and astronomy since childhood and love to share my passion through public observing, speaking and writing. I grew up in Illinois but have lived in Duluth, Minn. for many years. I’m the photo editor at the Duluth News Tribune and specialize in capturing moments and stories about people, but when the sun goes down you’ll often find me out at night photographing the northern lights or fireflies. Besides my two books, “Night Sky with the Naked Eye” and “Wonders of the Night Sky You Must See Before You Die,” I write a frequently updated astronomy blog called Astro Bob and teach community education astronomy at our local planetarium. I also write for Sky & Telescope and Universe Today. May you always find inspiration in the stars!”


Where to find Bob King: http://astrobob.areavoices.com/

More great books by Bob:  https://www.amazon.com/Urban-Legends-Space-Biggest-Demystified/