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Star party standouts

December 2012: These "Prime 9" targets will wow beginning observers.
Glenn Chaple
I’m an avid baseball fan, which is why one of my favorite cable TV channels is the MLB Network. During the current offseason, a staple of the MLB Network has been a program called Prime 9. This half-hour countdown show highlights the best nine from a variety of baseball categories — pitchers, managers, World Series games, and more.

After watching a recent Prime 9 episode, I thought it would be fun to write an astronomy-themed edition — my “Prime 9” public star party targets.

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