Bob Eklund has had a lifelong love affair with the sky, having been raised by a grandfather working at a major astronomical observatory in Wisconsin. For many years he has helped the Mount Wilson Observatory with their public education and outreach programs. Bob is the author of a book of poetry and essays about astronomy, First Star I See Tonight. Following a corporate career as an editor and business communicator, he now assists local residents with their business and personal writing/editing/proofreading needs. See www.bobeklund.com.
At a time when modern humans were beginning to leave Africa and the Neanderthals were living on our planet, Scholz’s star—named after the German astronomer who discovered it—approached less than a light-year from the Sun. …[READ MORE]