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 September 29, 2008. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

Say Farewell To Summer's Cosmic Triangle
And Welcome Autumn's Cosmic Square

In early October, midnorthern viewers will be able to spot Cassiopeia in the Milky Way almost directly overhead late in the evenings, accompanied by her daughter Andromeda and the great winged horse Pegasus. The 'great square' marks the horse's body.