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 November 5, 2007. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

How to Look Back in Time Over 2 Million Years Ago

From mid-northern latitudes on November evenings, the W of Cassiopeia and the Great Square of Pegasus will be almost directly overhead. Use them as pointers to find the Andromeda Galaxy.

Through binoculars, the Andromeda Galaxy is a fuzzy elongated patch. You're seeing the light of three hundred billion stars after a journey of two and a half million years.