The Last Star Gazer


Just found out that astronomer Jack Horkheimer, host of the legendary PBS series Star Gazer, passed away at age 72 last friday. There may not have been another sentient creature on Planet Earth as enthusiastic about Naked Eye Astronomy than this gentleman. His show was always fun, a little bit trippy with the amusing graphics that would feature him sitting on the rings of Saturn and such and the spacey synth theme song that played in the background. Wonderful stuff, really. As goofy as it may have appeared at times you would always be won over by Jack’s genuine love of stargazing.

The final episode, recorded recently, covering this upcoming Labor Day weekend.

Keep looking up, folks.


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