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

Next Week is the Week when the Two Brightest Planets Meet!

Just before sunrise this week and next, look for Jupiter (marked in pink) and Venus (marked in gold) rising before the Sun. They will make their closest encounter on February 1.