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Astronomy 161 - Introduction to Solar System Astronomy

Richard Pogge

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Astronomy 161, Introduction to the Solar System, is the first quarter of a 2-quarter introductory Astronomy for non-science majors taught at The Ohio State University. This podcast presents audio recordings of Professor Richard Pogge's lectures from...Show More


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