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 August 3, 2009. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

Jupiter At Its Biggest, Brightest And Closest
Since The Beginning Of The 21st Century

Look east or southeast after sunset to see our solar system's biggest planet rising in mid-August.