The BEST Episodes of alpha-Centauri

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2019

Network: BR-alpha

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.

Asteroids - Bombs from space?

#1 - Asteroids - Bombs from space?

Season 1 - Episode 4

star 9.00
3 votes
Are there extrasolar planets?

#2 - Are there extrasolar planets?

Season 2 - Episode 2

star 9.00
3 votes
How was the moon formed?

#3 - How was the moon formed?

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
Are there natural reactors ?

#10 - Are there natural reactors ?

Season 9 - Episode 17

star 8.75
4 votes
What is a pulsar?

#11 - What is a pulsar?

Season 2 - Episode 19

star 8.50
2 votes
What is a cooling flow?

#12 - What is a cooling flow?

Season 8 - Episode 2

star 8.50
2 votes
Do Black Holes rotate?

#13 - Do Black Holes rotate?

Season 8 - Episode 4

star 8.50
2 votes
What happened in Kambrium-Alpha Centauri ?

#14 - What happened in Kambrium-Alpha Centauri ?

Season 9 - Episode 8

star 8.40
5 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
What is the background radiation

#18 - What is the background radiation

Season 4 - Episode 10

star 8.25
4 votes
Was the lunar landing real?

#19 - Was the lunar landing real?

Season 5 - Episode 20

star 8.25
4 votes
How big is the universe?

#20 - How big is the universe?

Season 1 - Episode 6

star 8.25
4 votes
Are we alone in the universe? Part 2

#21 - Are we alone in the universe? Part 2

Season 2 - Episode 20

star 8.25
4 votes
What use is Jupiter to us?

#22 - What use is Jupiter to us?

Season 3 - Episode 1

star 8.25
4 votes
When did the last comet impact?

#23 - When did the last comet impact?

Season 8 - Episode 6

star 8.14
7 votes
Why does Mars fascinate us?

#24 - Why does Mars fascinate us?

Season 1 - Episode 2

star 8.00
2 votes
What is it all about the face on Mars?

#25 - What is it all about the face on Mars?

Season 1 - Episode 3

star 8.00
3 votes