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, January 21, 2002. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

The Shoulder and Knee Stars Of Winter's Most Famous Constellation, Orion The Hunter

Orion the Hunter watches the southeastern skies in mid-winter.

The shoulder and knee stars of Orion. Notice the reddish tinge of Betelgeuse.