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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
D Wayne Dworsky

The God Question -- Episode 8

  • by D Wayne Dworsky
In the October 18, 2010 Episode Don Prescott is back to introduce Katherine V. Rowe, a fresh face in the science fact--science fiction community of Alpha Centauri & Beyond. In this episode, she examines the God Question in her... more
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