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 23, 2009. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

How To Find The Two Brightest Red Stars
Which Are Visible Right Now!

This is the view an hour after sunset from midnorthern latitudes in late March and early April. See if you can catch the reddish colour of Betelgeuse and Aldebaran compared to other stars.