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 November 17, 2008. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

The Return Of Three Cosmic Birds For Thanksgiving
And the Two Brightest Planets Meet

Nothern latitude observers can keep watching Venus and Jupiter in the southwestern sky as they get closer together.

Look up above them to see the two celestial birds Aquila and Cygnus (and one former bird, Lyra) stretching almost to the zenith.