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 May 19, 2008. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

The Ringed Planet and Two Great Stars
for Memorial Day Weekend

On Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-25), look north and then straight up overhead an hour after sunset from midnorthern latitudes.

Follow the arc from the Big Dipper's handle to find Arcturus, and use the two leading stars in the bowl to locate Leo, Saturn, and Regulus.