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 October 5th, 2009. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

Mars And The Gemini Twins Line Up In A Row,
Venus and Saturn Pair Up Super Close And
An Exquisite Moon Watches It All

Get up an hour before sunrise on October 12th to see the Moon and Mars floating overhead near Gemini:

Look down and to the east and you'll see a trio of planets near the horizon: