November 8 2019 11:04am

Searching for Mercury

For viewers in Peterborough and nearby counties, looking ‘up’ will not be enough to catch the rare Transit of Mercury in the sky.

Even though the transit takes place during the day, several factors need to be in place to catch the phenomenon: Eye-protecting filters, super-powered telescopes, and knowing where to look.

Rick Stankiewicz of the Peterborough Astronomical Association puts it all into perspective, in advance of a public viewing above the city on Nov. 11.

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