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 21th, 2009. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

The Mystery of the Wandering Stars

If you were a shepherd in some ancient Mediterranean country, you probably would have had lots of time to look at the stars in the early mornings. What is that bright thing that makes a curving path around the sky over the course of a few months? Is it really the goddess of love flying around up there, or is it something else..?