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    Construct a sundial and research the techniques different cultures use to study time. [E]
    Calculate the Size of the Sun and Moon [E] [E]
    Investigate constellations and some of the myths / stories behind them. [P]
    Learn about how and why NASA false-colors x-ray images; then follow the same procedure to create your own images and compare them to the NASA ones. [E]
    The size of a meteorite vs. the size of the crater it makes upon impact [E]
    Use a NASA asteroid database to identify asteroids that may be feasible destinations for early asteroid mining missions. [E]
    Which planet in our solar system (other than the Earth) has the safest environment for humans to live on? [P]
    Investigate how the phases of the moon correspond to the changing tides [E]
    Measure the diameter of the sun [E]
    Determine which stars to use to navigate in each hemisphere of the globe. [E]
    Is the Cosmic Ray Flux Greater at Higher Altitudes Than at Lower Altitudes? [E]
    Follow in the steps of Tycho Brahe and build and use a sextant or quadrant [E]
    Are solar flares harmful to your health? [P]
    Measure the distance to some distant, small objects using motion parallax. [E]
    Are We Alone in the Universe? [E]

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