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 April 19th, 2010. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

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Here is your April late-evening mid-northern-latitude sky, looking way up over your head.

This is what astronomers call star-hopping! Start with the Big Dipper (Ursa Major) overhead, follow the Dipper's handle in an arc to Arcturus, and then keep going straight to speed on to Spica.