Discover the Universe

Section 6013


Instructor: Elizabeth Lada


Office: 220 Bryant               

Phone: 352-294-1862

Office Hours:

Tuesdays 1-2 pm

or by appointment


Location: FLG 280


T Period 4 (10:40-11:30)

Th Period 4-5 (10:40-12:35)

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Class Notes

Homework & Quizzes

Exams & Help Sessions

Observing Project

Extra Credit


Required Text:  Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe, Sixth Edition by Chaisson & McMillan, Pearson Press

Additional Required Material:   Mastering Astronomy (

Join us as we investigate and unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.  We will  study the motions of celestial objects and  learn how these motions lead to our understanding  of our place in the universe.  We will explore the solar system, our Sun, other stars, the Milky Way, other galaxies and the structure and formation of the Universe. Finally we will discuss the possibilities of the existence of life beyond the Earth.

Orion Nebula - Image Credit & Copyright: Jesús Vargas (Astrogades) & Maritxu Poyal (Maritxu)