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 14, 2008. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

See Mars and the Red Triangle Now! And Compare the Red Planet with the Brightest Star!

Look east on mid-January evenings to see two red stars (Aldebaran and Betelgeuse) and a red planet (Mars). The bright blue-white star below them is Sirius, the brightest star in our sky.