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 September 7th, 2009. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

The Moon Visits Two Planets
And Venus Almost Slams Into Leo The Lion

On September 16th look for Venus and the Moon tucked close together in Leo at sunrise:

Then, on September 20th, Venus will wind up right next to Regulus, the brightest star in Leo.