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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 space than the largest Earthly telescope, unbounded by the realms of our imagination. For the first time, science is taking a serious look at the nature-nurture arguments. Please join Oscar Fernandez, Melissa and me Monday, August 4, 2014 at 8 pm EDT to explore the unrestricted universe.
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How do we discover new planets? What are the challenges to discover a habitable planet? Could we find another Earth? Join us to discover the new tools that provide the planet finder technology that may give us a window... more

Could there be life on Europa? A discussion of Galileo and Arthur C. Clarke tells all. Galileo's discovery led to some of the most fascinating ideas ever to curdle the pages of science fiction and pave the way for a journey never imagined in our... more

Ever wonder what happens when a star runs out of fuel? Allan Sandage tells us. Until very recently, no one in the cosmological arena had any idea of what happens when all of a star's fuel has finished. That's because, since the birth of... more

Christopher Impey is a British astronomer, educator and author. His work is supported with a twenty million dollar grant from NASA and NSF. He's authored over 160 papers on cosmology and astrobiology. He's also written a series of... more

NASA's hopes to return to the moon with a fresh perspective. The moon has been our companion for over 4 billion years, yet we hardly know it. There are treasures there waiting to be discovered. The moon's surface is rich with Helium3, oxygen,... more

Katherine V. Rowe is back with a vibrant discussion of "Puzzle X: Solve for God". In addition to discussing the Higgs Boson and Dr. Persinger's work, it primarily explores an integrated Theory of Everything, wherein "God" is defined as the... more

Les Johnson is a scientist, an author, and the Deputy Manager for NASA's Advanced Concepts Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He thrice received NASA's Exceptional Achievement Medal and has 3... more

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

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

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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