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Class Afloat - West Island College International is one of the world’s leading experiential education opportunities. This Canadian school offers rigorous and internationally acclaimed academic programmes for Grade 11, 12, University and GAP year students, while sailing aboard a historic tall ship and exploring over 20 ports of call worldwide. Attaining high standards in academic excellence, community service, leadership, and personal development, more than 1500 Class Afloat students from around the world have had the experience of a lifetime, developing as individuals, excelling as citizens, forging lifelong friendships, and exploring the world.

This course is the first part of a general introduction to astronomy.  It emphasizes the night sky and objects in our solar system.  The instructor discusses space science, telescopes, cameras and other instruments used in the study of astronomy.  Observation sessions are included.

This course is run in partnership with Acadia University.

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