The Best Episodes of Alpha Centauri

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2019

Astrophysics explained graphically, well-founded and with a dash of humor - that is what you can expect of these 15-minute essays by Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch from the university observatory in Munich, Germany. Each show is centered around one topic that is of special interest to Lesch. The setting is simplistic and reminiscent of a university mini-lecture. But exactly that is what makes this show so special. Note: this is a German documentary show. The TVDB information contains English translations of the German episode titles.

Will the universe collapse?

#1 - Will the universe collapse?

Season 1 - Episode 4

star 9.00
3 votes
Why does Saturn have rings?

#2 - Why does Saturn have rings?

Season 2 - Episode 2

star 9.00
3 votes
Why does Uranus lie skew

#3 - Why does Uranus lie skew

Season 2 - Episode 3

star 9.00
2 votes
Did the Star of Bethlehem exist?

#4 - Did the Star of Bethlehem exist?

Season 2 - Episode 26

star 9.00
2 votes
Why is the universe so dark?

#5 - Why is the universe so dark?

Season 7 - Episode 26

star 9.00
1 votes
What is going on in the Tau-Ceti-System ?

#6 - What is going on in the Tau-Ceti-System ?

Season 9 - Episode 11

star 9.00
1 votes
What are Chrondules ?

#7 - What are Chrondules ?

Season 9 - Episode 15

star 9.00
1 votes
Do planets migrate ?

#8 - Do planets migrate ?

Season 9 - Episode 18

star 9.00
1 votes
Is there a 2nd Black hole in the galactic center ?

#9 - Is there a 2nd Black hole in the galactic center ?

Season 9 - Episode 10

star 8.80
5 votes
What happened in Kambrium-Alpha Centauri ?

#10 - What happened in Kambrium-Alpha Centauri ?

Season 9 - Episode 8

star 8.75
4 votes
Are there natural reactors ?

#11 - Are there natural reactors ?

Season 9 - Episode 17

star 8.75
4 votes
What is a pulsar?

#12 - What is a pulsar?

Season 2 - Episode 19

star 8.50
2 votes
What is a cooling flow?

#13 - What is a cooling flow?

Season 8 - Episode 2

star 8.50
2 votes
Do Black Holes rotate?

#14 - Do Black Holes rotate?

Season 8 - Episode 4

star 8.50
2 votes
How was your May 5th?

#15 - How was your May 5th?

Season 3 - Episode 11

star 8.33
3 votes
How do you sail on light ?

#16 - How do you sail on light ?

Season 9 - Episode 4

star 8.33
3 votes
Climate change 10.000 years ago

#17 - Climate change 10.000 years ago

Season 9 - Episode 21

star 8.33
3 votes
Was the lunar landing real?

#18 - Was the lunar landing real?

Season 5 - Episode 20

star 8.25
4 votes
What use is Jupiter to us?

#19 - What use is Jupiter to us?

Season 3 - Episode 1

star 8.25
4 votes
When did the last comet impact?

#20 - When did the last comet impact?

Season 8 - Episode 6

star 8.14
7 votes
What is time?

#21 - What is time?

Season 1 - Episode 2

star 8.00
2 votes
What is simultaneousness ?

#22 - What is simultaneousness ?

Season 1 - Episode 3

star 8.00
3 votes
How do we no all of this?

#23 - How do we no all of this?

Season 2 - Episode 5

star 8.00
2 votes
How do we measure distances III?

#24 - How do we measure distances III?

Season 2 - Episode 8

star 8.00
3 votes
What is a northern light?

#25 - What is a northern light?

Season 2 - Episode 9

star 8.00
2 votes