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 21, 2008. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

The King of the Planets and an Emperor Star
Dominate Southern Summer Skies

Northern hemisphere viewers should look south about an hour after sunset for the next couple of weeks to compare a giant planet with a giant star. See if you can spot the fishhook of Scorpius and the teapot of Sagittarius.