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 10, 2009. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

The Two False Comets Of Scorpius And How To Find Them

Northern hemisphere observers, this is the best time of year to explore the central Milky Way with binoculars or a small scope. Two of the best targets, M6 and M7, are located right between the stinger of Scorpius and the teapot of Sagittarius. But don't stop there -- keep scanning around, because there are lots of other gems!