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.
An international group of astronomers, involving the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, has succeeded in detecting a planet around Barnard’s star, which is only six light-years away. The planet has just over …[READ MORE]