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 19th, 2009. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

Mars And The Manger Plus The God Of War
Steps Into A Cosmic Beehive Just As You
Set Your Clocks Back To Standard Time

Follow the arrow from Orion's belt to Sirius to Procyon and then to the Beehive -- where Mars hides on the morning of November 1.

Pick up your binoculars and try to find the red planet amongst all the bee stars!