Discover the Universe

AST1002 Section 1025 

Fall 2017









Instructor: Prof. Jian Ge

Office: Room 304 Bryant Space

Science Center


Telephone: 352-294-1850




Office hours: Wednesday 3:00-5:00 PM

(Or by appointment)


Lecture time and place:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday,

6 period (12:50- 1:40 PM), FLG 230



Class Materials:


            Class Notes

            Mastering Astronomy


            Observing Project


            Useful Links




This artist's concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our Sun. The habitable zone is a region around a star where temperatures are right for water – an essential ingredient for life as we know it – to pool on the surface. The astronomers do not know if Kepler-452b can support life or not. Image credit: NASA Ames / JPL-Caltech / T. Pyle.



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Jian Ge, created 2017-08-20