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 31, 2008. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

The Wonderful Cosmic Red Triangle of January 2008

Look east or southeast on early January evenings to compare the little red planet Mars with the enormous red stars Betelgeuse and Aldebaran.