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RIP Jack Horkheimer - "Star Gazer"

Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:05 pm

Jack Horkheimer, host of a popular astronomy TV show on the US network PBS, died 20 Aug due to respiratory problems.

Jack started the show "Star Hustler" (later changed to "Star Gazer") back in 1976 and has been doing it every week since. He was also Executive Director of the Planetarium at the Miami Science Museum.

His show literally bubbled with enthusiasm and really made you want to go outside and look up, especially the kids. The show definitely made an impact on me and I'm sure the same is true of many others.

"Keep Looking Up" Jack!



One of Jacks last shows on YouTube:
http://tinyurl.com/TWISStarGazer

Jacks obit:
http://www.geekosystem.com/jack-horkheimer/

Jacks website:
http://www.jackstargazer.com/

Oh BTW the shows background music is "Arabesque #1" by Tomita on the album "Snowflakes are Dancing"

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RE: RIP Jack Horkheimer - "Star Gazer"

Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:46 pm

Too bad. I always thought he was such a wierd and geeky person but he made me interested in what was happening in the sky. He was on just last night before Red Dwarf on one of our local PBS stations talking about "false dawn." Thanks Jack! You will be missed.
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RE: RIP Jack Horkheimer - "Star Gazer"

Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:38 pm

Quoting ZANL188 (Thread starter):
His show literally bubbled with enthusiasm and really made you want to go outside and look up, especially the kids. The show definitely made an impact on me and I'm sure the same is true of many others.

I watched this show often after school, I found it very entertaining. This show and Bob Ross were how I meditated after a rough day.

RIP.
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