“Star Gazer” creator dies at 72

    Jack Horkheimer, best known for hosting the PBS program Star Gazer passed away last week. Star Gazer was popular with amateur astronomers everywhere. Well known in the planetarium field, he inspired thousands to pursue careers in astronomy. Commercial space flight took another step when the Space X Dragon capsule had a successful drop test last week. Can commercial space flight be as safe as NASA missions? Also, did Mars have a close approach with earth? Truth or hoax? And don’t miss what’s in the night sky this week. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk.

    (Photo: Flickr/xamonster)
    Jack Horkheimer, best known for hosting the PBS program Star Gazer passed away last week. Star Gazer was popular with amateur astronomers everywhere. Well known in the planetarium field, he inspired thousands to pursue careers in astronomy. Commercial space flight took another step when the Space X Dragon capsule had a successful drop test last week. Can commercial space flight be as safe as NASA missions? Also, did Mars have a close approach with earth? Truth or hoax? And don’t miss what’s in the night sky this week. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk.

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