For many young researchers, the Sun isn't just history--it's the future!
Texas A&M's site on "Using Parabolas to Design a Solar Hotdog Cooker: here you'll find easy-to-follow instructions on how to build a solar cooker and cook a hot dog.
Solar Cooking Plans: you will find many designs and instructions for building a solar cooker. One even uses a pizza box.
International Solar-Terrestrial Physics (ISTP): explains future ISTP missions as they continue to study the Sun.