Star hustler gazer

Duration: 4min 47sec Views: 225 Submitted: 15.04.2021
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People, Places, and Events. By: J. Kelly Beatty August 20, You can unsubscribe anytime. Amateur astronomy lost one its most iconic figures today. Jack Horkheimer, known to millions as public television's ebullient "Star Gazer," died this afternoon at age

Jack Horkheimer Passes Away at 72

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See the full list. See the list. This is a weekly television program about naked-eye astronomy. Information about celestial objects and events in the night sky is presented. The program teaches viewers where to look for these objects and events.

Star Hustler → Star Gazer

For millions who watched his weekly TV show, Jack Horkheimer was the Star Gazer, a slightly cracked character who delineated the night sky with humor and cheesy graphics. Horkheimer, who died Friday at 72, was as celestial guide at Miami's Space Transit Planetarium since the s, and in started his weekly five-minute PBS show, billed as the only national program devoted to naked-eye astronomy. The show's seeming low-tech approach and chirpy intro music by Isao Tomita set the stage for a performer so enthusiastic about the heavens that Mr. Horkheimer originally billed himself as "The Star Hustler.
In , he graduated from Campion Jesuit High School. During the summers away from college, he travelled the country playing jazz on the piano and organ under the name "Horky". He later changed this to "Jack Foley Horkheimer". He graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in as a distinguished scholar.