Westchester Stargazers Look For Transit of Venus

About 30 amateur astronomers gathered Tuesday evening at James House to watch the planet Venus make its way across the Sun. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
About 30 amateur astronomers gathered Tuesday evening at James House to watch the planet Venus make its way across the Sun. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
About 30 amateur astronomers gathered Tuesday evening at James House to watch the planet Venus make its way across the Sun. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
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SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. – Westchester Amateur Astronomers President Douglas Baum was one of the many people standing on the back porch of James House in Sleepy Hollow waiting for the clouds to part so he could see the Transit of Venus.

“It's certainly not something in our lifetime we'll have an opportunity to see it again, so this is it,” he said. “I'm prepared to wait for two hours and hope for the best. If we get a view, fantastic. If we don't, I know at least this was my last shot and I gave it all I could.”

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