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 28th, 2010. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

Planets #1 and #2 Pair Up In A Super Close Meeting This Weekend

Look for Mercury and Venus close together in the west after sunset during the first few days of April. Grab a telescope or binoculars and see if you can tell what phases they're in!