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 January 18th, 2010. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

How To See One Of The Most Awesome Wonders Of The Universe With The Naked Eye

Northern hemisphere observers can look south once it gets properly dark to see the 'bowtie shape of Orion. His sword hangs below his belt and looks like three faint stars. Take a peek at the middle of these three through your binoculars to see the Orion Nebula, a vast starforming region.