Students search for the stars
BETWEEN 8:30am and 2:30pm today, Warwick will host one of the best spots to view a solar phenomenon - and Warwick Christian College has just the right equipment to do so.
Not due to occur for another 106 years, the Transit of Venus is a once in a lifetime spectacle where Venus passes directly in front of the sun.
Warwick Christian College won a SolarScope just in time to view the event and teacher Margie Woods said the students had a keen interest in the history of the Transit of Venus.
"Captain Cook was looking for a good spot to see Venus so he went to Tahiti. Then he came to Australia and found a better spot," Year 4 student Phoenix Eaton said.
"Venus is going to be very bright so you shouldn't look at the sun. Only if you have a pinhole projector or a SolarScope," said student, Joy DeCourcy.
"It's going to be really cool and the first and last time we will see it," said Year 4 student, Kimberley Hutley.
Warning: Never look directly at the sun with the naked eye. Go to fairtrading.qld.gov.au/safe-viewing-of-astronomical-events.htm for how to view the Transit of Venus safely.