The big bang
The big bang
These suggestions are given as examples of what you might do. You are free to design any project related to Astronomy.
Write a report on a topic of interest, such as the Big Bang, the origin of stars, the death of stars, the birth of planetary systems, the possibilities of life elsewhere, or the known and unknown limits of space and time.
Conduct evening or early morning sky observations. Using a star chart as a reference, try using a pair of binoculars to observe and locate the following (suggested) celestial objects:
Planets Saturn, Jupiter, Mars & Venus
M42 – Orion Nebula (emission nebula)
M45 – Pleiades (galactic cluster)
M15 – (globular cluster) in Pegasus
M36,M37,M38 (globular clusters) in Auriga
M31 – Andromeda Galaxy
You may want to include other objects of the night sky. Report your observations. How does the observation change from week to week? What do recent issues of Sky and Telescope indicate are the interesting current observing targets?
Attend a planetarium program and submit a written description focusing on the content themes. Report what you have learned, what you find agreeable or disagreeable, etc. Back up your report of the planetarium program with related references.
Develop a report on topics in the Review and Discussion sections at the end of each chapter in the textbook.
These are some possibilities. Be creative.