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 12th, 2009. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

Autumn's Flying Horse of the Heavens
and an Ancient Portal to Paradise

Here's Pegasus as seen from the northern hemisphere on late evenings this month. He flies upside-down, and only his front half is there.