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Alpha Centauri & Beyond broadcasts every other Monday at 8 pm ET. The talk show provides listeners with a complete entertainment package. The show is about science and science fiction. We discuss issues modern science faces as well as science fiction novel plots, themes and special effects in motion pictures.

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Is there a grand design or an order without design? Professor Oscar Fernandez exploits the grand design in mathematics. Professor Fernandez explains how math explains the world Explore with us as we venture further out into... more

Ever wonder about the increased occurrence and intensity of solar flares? Expert, Steve Goreham, astronomers, and climate change scientists certainly have. Solar flares have become more noticed in recent years. They can wreak havoc on the... more

In a journey that began over 100 years ago, Professor A. Douglas Stone finally reveals in understandable terms exactly what it was that Albert Einstein was trying to say in 1905. Professor Stone is a theoretical physicist. He is the Physics... more

From dust fragments to planets. How does it happen? What mysterious forces mold the planets together? Find out when we discuss how planets form making reference to some of the greatest scientific thinkers like Copernicus, Kepler,... more

While robotics rule the roost, will robots some day rule the world? Will we be enslaved by machines? Is there a terminator in our future that will terminate us or could robots be the first to venture out into the cosmos, seeking new homes... more

Ever wonder what life would be like colonizing another solar system body? NASA's thought of it. And so have we. Listen to our speculation of how life might go on in a Europa colony. The Europeans did it in the 1700's. This will be an... more

Dr. Sean Carroll is a national celebrity in the theoretical physics community. He's appeared on The Universe, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman and the Colbert Report. In addition to the large number of books he's written on... more

Clifford Johnson is an English theoretical physicist and professor at the University of Southern California. His work on string theory makes him the perfect candidate to explain what it all means in understandable terms. He earned his BS from... more

Andrea Ghez is an astronomer and the discoverer of a black hole at the centeer of the Milkey Way Galaxy. A frequent guest of the TV series, The Universe, Andrea is a prolific writer and professor at UCLA, having amassed many... more
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