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 August 9th, 2010. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

The Two False Comets of Scorpius and How to Find Them

Note to comet hunters: these are not comets. M6 (the Butterfly Cluster) and M7 (Ptolemy's Cluster) each contain about eighty stars.