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 July 13, 2009. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

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Summer Constellation

Northern hemisphere observers can look south on summer nights to see Scorpius skimming above the horizon. Watch for red Antares (whose name means "rival of Mars"), and the two claw stars that are now part of Libra.