Friday, August 20, 2010

Jack Horkheimer,1938-2010. R.I.P.

Jack Horkeimer, the longtime host of the PBS television show Star Gazer (originally Star Hustler) has died of respritory failure. He was 72.

Horkheimer, who was also the Executive Director of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium, had been the host since the show's inception in 1976.

His passion for space shone as brightly as the stars in the sky. But even if you weren't really into astronomy Horkheimer's show was interesting due to his gregarious personality and even more gregarious toupees. It was also interesting because of its unmistakably, out of this world theme music - Claude DeBussy's Arabesque No. 1 as interpreted by Isao Tomita.

I believe this is the last episode Horkeimer recorded. Now who will guide us to keep looking up?

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