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Each week most PBS stations air Star Gazer with Jack Horkheimer, the world's first and only weekly TV series on naked-eye astronomy. The images on this page illustrate the show for the week of Monday, September 25, 2000.

The Summer Triangle Gives Way To the Autumn Square

On October 1 at 10 PM, three bright star groupings are close to the zenith. The Great Square of Pegasus is to the east-southeast of the zenith, the "W" of Cassiopeia is to the northeast, and the Summer Traingle is to the south-southwest.

Three hours later at 1 AM, the Great Square of Pegasus and the "W" are still high in the sky, while the Summer Traingle is now low in the west.

Click here to view a QuickTime movie (1.8MB) showing how the constellations near the zenith change from September 1 to November 1. Each frame in the movie shows the sky at 10 PM, prime observing time for stargazers.


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