Stargazers Hope to Spot Mercury in Transit

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Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, along with stargazers across the country, are gathering to watch Mercury appear as a small black dot as it moves between the Earth and the Sun — the first time its made the march since 2006. 

The Takeaway speaks with Jason Kendall, adjunct professor of astronomy at William Paterson University and member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, from a gathering of stargazers at the northern reaches of Manhattan.

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