2001 - PJAS state meeting astronomy projects

Grades 7-8:

Effects of Artificial Light on Constellations' Visibility
Elizabeth Beckman (Harding; Region 10)

Micro Meteorites
Meghan Jones (John F. Kennedy Middle School; Region 8)

Estimating the Revolution Periods of Four Moons of Jupiter
Jessica Mentley (Iroquois Junior High School; Region 10)

Use of Shadow Length to Measure the Depths of Lunar Craters
Benjamin Ou-Yang (Northeast Middle School; Region 3)

Micro Meteorites are Everywhere
Andrew Wise (John F. Kennedy Middle School; Region 8)

Do the Stars Move in the Night Sky?
John Brennan (Carbondale Area Junior/Senior High School; Region 2)

Observing and Measuring Sunspots
Nicholas Casale (St. Aloysius Academy; Region 1A)


Grades 8-10:

Impact Craters
Michael Foley (Our Lady of Peace; Region 2)

The Effect of Air Conditions and Light Orientation on Solar Observations
Chris Garrison (Abington Friends School; Region 1B)

The Stars' Movements
Russell Hardesty (John F. Kennedy Middle School; Region 8)

Cosmic Crash
Lauren Kubinski (Our Ladys Christian School; Region 10)

How Does the Position of the Sun Affect the Hours of Daylight?
Bethany O'Connor (West Scranton Intermediate School; Region 2)

Can Life Survive in a Simulated Europan Environment?
Michael Chesney (Upper Dublin High School; Region 1B)

Relationship of Sunflares or Sunspots to Weather in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Kimberley Kelley (Westinghouse High School; Region 7)

Using Central Meridian Transits to Calculate Jovian Rotation
Nathan Kilbert (North Allegheny High School; Region 7)


Grades 8-10:

Impact Craters
Michael Foley (Our Lady of Peace; Region 2)

The Effect of Air Conditions and Light Orientation on Solar Observations
Chris Garrison (Abington Friends School; Region 1B)

The Stars' Movements
Russell Hardesty (John F. Kennedy Middle School; Region 8)

Cosmic Crash
Lauren Kubinski (Our Ladys Christian School; Region 10)

How Does the Position of the Sun Affect the Hours of Daylight?
Bethany O'Connor (West Scranton Intermediate School; Region 2)

Can Life Survive in a Simulated Europan Environment?
Michael Chesney (Upper Dublin High School; Region 1B)

Relationship of Sunflares or Sunspots to Weather in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Kimberley Kelley (Westinghouse High School; Region 7)

Using Central Meridian Transits to Calculate Jovian Rotation
Nathan Kilbert (North Allegheny High School; Region 7)


Grades 10-12:

Using Digital Imaging to Study the Variable Star Delta Cephei
Eric Durback (Bethlehem Catholic High School; Region 3)

An Analysis of the Spectra Produced by Moonlight
Eric Fehn (Bensalem High School; Region 1C)

Does the Moon Reflect Ultraviolet Light?
Haley Kaliser (Bensalem High School; Region 1C)

Detection of Radio Sources in the Milky Way Galaxy
Jeff Cech (Bethlehem Center High School; Region 8)

Computer Modeling of Supernova Occurrences
Gabriel Doyle (Keystone Oaks High School; Region 7)

Detection of Galactic Hydrogen Using a Radio Telescope
Francis Frisina (Bethlehem Center High School; Region 8)

Warm, Early Mars and the Greenhouse Effect: Does CH4 Make the Difference?
Richard Lease (Hazleton Area High School; Region 2)

The Movement of Coronal Mass Ejections
Jeff Straw (Villa Maria Academy; Region 10)