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 March 9, 2009. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

Happy First Day Of Spring!
And Happy New Year, Ben And George!

The Spring Equinox will fall on March 20th, 2009, at 7:44 am Eastern Daylight Time. This is the point in the Sun's orbit (also known as the ecliptic) where it crosses the celestial equator.