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Richard Pogge
Astronomy 141
Life in the Universe
Astronomy 141, Life in the Universe, is a one-quarter introduction to Astrobiology for non-science majors taught at The Ohio State University. This podcast presents audio recordings of Professor Richard Pogge's lectures from his Autumn Quarter 2009 class. All of the lectures were recorded live in 1005 Smith Laboratory on the OSU Main Campus in Columbus, Ohio.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 198 ratings
Out of this world
This is a perfect accompaniment to my own interest in the wider universe and delves into the where and why for around the whole subject of life in the universe and our place within it. Richards’ enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject matter is obviously evident, and is a perfect cap-off for the...Read full review »
JKtheShark via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/24/20
Still excellent
Serendipitously came across this podcast. Yes, it’s eleven years old & yes, things are moving fast in this area, but boy this series is still first rate and well worth listening too. Seriously thinking of taking a course in astrobiology . Pity I can’t find a more current podcast on this subject.
Northernsoul999 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/20/20
A nice change from listening to hosts laughing at their own stupid jokes, and 20 min of nonsense to get to relevant topics. Just wish there were more current episodes!
Camo.4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/20
Recent Episodes
Course finale and summary. We look back over where we've been the last eleven weeks, and bring together all of the main themes of this course on Life in the Universe. Recorded live on 2009 Dec 4 in Room 1005 Smith Laboratory on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.
Published 12/04/09
How will life, the Universe, and everything end? This lecture looks at the evolution of our expanding Universe to project the prospects for life into the distant cosmological future. Recent observations show that we live in an infinite, accelerating universe. I will trace the evolution of the...
Published 12/03/09
What is the future of life on Earth and in our Solar System? The Sun is the source of energy for life on the Earth, but it will not shine forever. This lecture looks at the impact of the various stages of the evolution of the Sun on the habitability of the Solar System, with particular emphasis...
Published 12/02/09
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