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This semester course provides the student with an introduction to Astronomy. This course covers selected topics from six units including: the Motions of the Sky; the Tools of Astronomer; the Earth, Moon, and Sun System; the Planets; the Stars; and the Universe. Students will experience astronomy through a variety of activities (hands-on and computer simulations), videos, and telescopic observations. Assessments range from quizzes to challenge projects to basic observations of astronomical phenomena.