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Viewing the Planets and Their Motions

Lecture no. 7 from the course: Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders

Viewing the Planets and Their Motions

Taught by Professor Alex Filippenko | 48 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

How can you tell the difference between a planet and a star? When is the best time to see planets such as Mercury and Jupiter? What's the difference between retrograde and prograde planetary motion? Get the answers to these and other questions in this lecture on spotting each of our solar system's planets.


March 29, 2018
Great presentation! Love his energy and passion for teaching all of us