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 20, 2009. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

The Pussy Cat And The Scorpion:
A Strange Tale Of A Tail

Northern hemisphere observers can look south on summer evenings to see Scorpius and the Milky Way cruising the horizon. Watch for Shaula and Lesath marking the scorpion's stinger or the eyes of the cat.