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 February 16, 2009. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

The Great Cosmic Light Called Hesperus, Brother Of Lucifer, Reaches Greatest Brilliancy

On the evening of February 27, look west after sunset to see a close conjunction between Venus and a slim crescent Moon.