I posted a request concerning student projects on the AAVSO general discussion forum a few days ago. Since I was also interested in possible SIDs monitoring or other solar projects, it was suggested that I also post something here.
You can read my previous posts on student projects to get more background. I would very much appreciate more input concerning the solar observing aspect.
Attached are a couple files with ways you might engage students in observing the sun.
Also, on this forum is a write up on how a college student (Marjan) in Iran built two SID radios. http://www.aavso.org/marjan-marbouti-iran-builds-two-vlf-sid-receivers
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