Ears currently has a few unused dishes lying around. One fun way to use these would be to create an EARS radio telescope. By setting up an array of small dishes we should be able to get good enough resolution to perform useful solar observations.
Initially we could start by setting up a interferometer for the monitoring of solar flares, but the ultimate aim would be to build up a high enough resolution array that we could produce radio imagery of the sun. This initial solar flare data could be fed into the Solar-Geophysical Data Report, a crowdsourced report of solar disturbances that is used by researchers (http://www.aavso.org/solar-sids).
MIT Haystack Observatory has produced a guide on making interferometers from small dishes, such as those used for satellite tv which can be found here: http://www.haystack.mit.edu/edu/undergrad/VSRT/index.html
There are quite a lot of amateur radio projects that have been set up to record data, but very few manage to convert this data into imagery. The conversion is the hard part as it is fairly processor intensive and the software for doing it is hard to find, but both of these obstacles should be able to be tackled by Ears. Radio images of the sun look cool, though, so they are definitely the data output to aim for.
After some informal discussions, it seems like a radio telescope would be something that Physics would be keen to support and the project would be a fun way to get even more random radio stuff on the University's roofs.
-A good article on radio astronomy can be found here: https://www.theskynet.org/science_portals/radio?locale=en