Alpha Centauri & Beyond

Alpha Centauri & Beyond

D Wayne Dworsky

United States, EnglishScience

Alpha Centauri & Beyond broadcasts every Monday at 8 pm ET. The talk show and radio drama will alternate to provide 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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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... more
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Doctor James Benford is a scholar and prominent speaker and advocate for solar sails and sail ships. He was a 2013 Starship Congress keynote speaker. He's also appeared in Interstellar Beacons with SETI Talks. James and his brother,... more
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Ever wonder how the Earth is so self-sustaining? Rebecca Reider explains why complexity plays such a vital role in maintaining sustainability. It's all a matter of balance. Learn how each species, from plankton to polar bears, from savanna... more
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Is there another Earth? Doctor Geoffrey Landis explores The Nuclear Rocket and Across the Dark in Starship Century. Doctor Landis holds impressive credentials. He earned his BS from MIT in physics and electrical engineering and a PhD in... more
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Doctor Robert Zubrin earned his Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering in 1992 from the University of Washington. Having authored over 200 technical and non-technical papers and five books, he has developed several space propulsion systems... more
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Every wonder what real aliens might look like? Maybe they might not even be recognizable. Recent studies have revealed that life might have evolved in such a way vastly different from anything we know on Earth. Tonight we will examine... more
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Doctor Robert Zubrin earned his Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering in 1992 from the University of Washington. Having authored over 200 technical and non-technical papers and five books, he has developed several space propulsion systems... more
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Doctor Martin Rees is a Fellow of Trinity College and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. He's held professorships and fellowships at a number of universities both in the United... more
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What would happen if the Earth had to endure a catastrophe such as an asteroid strike or a gamma ray burst? How would that affect life here? Find out about the lurking dangers and what we could do about them. Discover the wake-up call... more
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Imagine a world without NASA, when going to the moon was just a dream. We'd be sitting in the duldrums of the 1950's with little more than some old Rock ‘n Roll tunes and the memory of a terrible war. It depicted a time devoid... more
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Going to Mars first looks at why science is important for science fiction production and what science fiction does that influences science. We focus on a pivotal event—an event that changed the direction of science and science fiction.... more
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