Starry Night This Week

Each week most PBS stations air "Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer", the world's first and only weekly TV series on naked-eye astronomy. The Starry Night images on this page illustrate the show for the week of Monday, December 3, 2001. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

The Only Known Asteroid Shower Visits Earth Next Week! and How To Watch It

Saturn and Jupiter are the brightest points of light in the evening sky in early December.

Use Jupiter as a pointer to the Geminids meteor shower on the night of December 13. The Geminid shower is the only meteor shower caused by asteroid debris, rather than comet debris.