|Image source: www.eclipsecairns.com|
Not surprisingly, the people of Cairns are making the most of being hosts for the eclipse, and so much fun and merriment is scheduled around the event - including the Eclipse 2012 Festival. A quick Google search also reveals that conferences have been scheduled around the event, and there will also be many local parties, so plan ahead if you want to witness this natural phenomenon.
JCU Library has some interesting books on astronomical events. You may find them interesting if you have any time to read them between completing your assignments, and preparing for your exams:
The 50 best sights in astronomy and how to see them: Observing eclipses, bright comets, meteor showers, and other celestial wonders (ebook)
David Levy's guide to eclipses, transits, and occultations (ebook)
Glorious eclipses: Their past, present, and future (book)
Observations and predictions of eclipse times by early astronomers (book)