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•     Build a homemade TELESCOPE and demonstrate how it works.
•     Here's how to build a 6, 8, or 10" Dobsonian telescope.
•     Another homemade telescope you can make.  
•     Yet  another homemade but sophisticated telescope for sky gazing.

•     Build a working SUNDIAL and demonstrate how it works.  

•     Can we measure the angular diameter of the moon without a telescope?

•     How can we measure the diameter of the sun?

•     Observe, track and describe the movement of sunspots on the sun's surface
         and use their movement to measure the rotational speed of the sun.

•     Do solar flares affect the earth's magnetic field?

•     Explain what COMETS are, where they come from, where they disappear to,
         why they look the way they do, and what they would look like up close.

•     Explain the PHASES OF THE MOON and what causes them.

•     Can the circumference of the earth be measured with only simple tools?

•      Show how to calculate the distance from the earth to the moon, and to the sun.

•     Can parallax be used to measure  the distance to stars?   

•     Build a model of the solar system and provide theories of
         how it may have originally formed.

•     Build a working model of the sun/earth/moon to demonstrate
        the causes of both solar and lunar eclipses.
 

•     What causes the earth's 4 seasons?

•     Which fabrics would work best at Mars temperatures?

•     Describe the hazards of impacting asteroids and examine possible methods to
         detect and destroy them.
•     Research and describe the nature of a black hole.    

•     Research and demonstrate the use of a sidereal pointer to locate celestial
         objects such as constellations and planets.

•     Demonstrate the methods of weighing the earth and other planets.

•     Is is possible to identify an evaporating black hole based on observation?

•      How can we determine the chemical makeup of stars?

•     Why do stars in the sky seem to twinkle?     

•      Measure the different kinds of radiation coming from the sun.

•     What do micrometeorites look like and how can we find them?

•     Can  we locate the moon during cloudy weather by watching the seashore?

•      Demonstrate the apparent motion of the stars using time lapse photography.