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 March 15th, 2010. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

Saturn At Its Closest, Biggest And Brightest For The Year
And Mars Still Brighter Than Every Visible Star Except One

Here's a zoomed-out view of your northern hemisphere sky this week a couple of hours after sunset. Saturn is just rising while Mars is riding high and bright.