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 September 20th, 2010. You can view the complete show script, or download an iTunes/iPod video of the show.

The Super Bright Star Which Shines on the Autumnal Equinox

Northern hemisphere observers -- get outside after sunset once it gets good and dark, and look straight up to see these two bright stars: Deneb, the tail of the Swan; and Vega, the super-huge blue giant that was once and will be again our North Star.