Course Summary

Course Description

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 continuation of Astronomy I.  Starting with the study of the sun, our nearest star, the course ventures into the realm of exploding stars, pulsars, black holes and other exotic phenomena in the universe.  Other topics include star formation, nuclear fusion, nucleosynthesis and stellar evolution.  Observation sessions will be held as weather permits.  Prereq: PHYS 1513.

This course is run in partnership with Acadia University.

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