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

Summer Skies At Night Are Sheer Delight
So See Them Now!

After sunset this week, watch the south and southwest skies for these rich and easily-spotted constellations, along with Jupiter and the Moon. By the end of the month they will be rising higher in the southern sky and the Moon will be out of the picture, and if you're watching from a dark location away from cities you'll see the Milky Way stretching up from the horizon among them.