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 July 3, 2006. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

Earth At Aphelion This Week And Last Chance To See Saturn!

The view towards the west soon after sunset for a few days around July 9, as seen from mid northern latitudes. Mercury will be a challenge and visible only with a flat horizon.