The BEST Episodes of alpha-Centauri

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2020

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 - Aired Nov 8, 1998

star 9.00
3 votes
Are there extrasolar planets?

#2 - Are there extrasolar planets?

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 17, 1999

star 9.00
3 votes
How was the moon formed?

#3 - How was the moon formed?

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 31, 1999

star 9.00
2 votes
Did the Star of Bethlehem exist?

#4 - Did the Star of Bethlehem exist?

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Dec 19, 1999

star 9.00
2 votes
Why is the universe so dark?

#5 - Why is the universe so dark?

Season 7 - Episode 26 - Aired Dec 22, 2004

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 - Aired May 24, 2006

star 9.00
1 votes
What are Chrondules ?

#7 - What are Chrondules ?

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 19, 2006

star 9.00
1 votes
Do planets migrate ?

#8 - Do planets migrate ?

Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 13, 2006

star 9.00
1 votes
What use is Jupiter to us?

#9 - What use is Jupiter to us?

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 2, 2000

star 8.91
33 votes
Is there a 2nd Black hole in the galactic center ?

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

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired May 10, 2006

star 8.80
5 votes
Are there natural reactors ?

#11 - Are there natural reactors ?

Season 9 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 16, 2006

star 8.75
4 votes
What is a pulsar?

#12 - What is a pulsar?

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Sep 12, 1999

star 8.50
2 votes
What is a cooling flow?

#13 - What is a cooling flow?

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 19, 2005

star 8.50
2 votes
Do Black Holes rotate?

#14 - Do Black Holes rotate?

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 16, 2005

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

#15 - What happened in Kambrium-Alpha Centauri ?

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 12, 2006

star 8.40
5 votes
How do you sail on light ?

#16 - How do you sail on light ?

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 15, 2006

star 8.33
3 votes
Climate change 10.000 years ago

#17 - Climate change 10.000 years ago

Season 9 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 11, 2006

star 8.33
3 votes
How big is the universe?

#18 - How big is the universe?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 6, 1998

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

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

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Sep 26, 1999

star 8.25
4 votes
When did the last comet impact?

#20 - When did the last comet impact?

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 16, 2005

star 8.03
36 votes
Why does Mars fascinate us?

#21 - Why does Mars fascinate us?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 11, 1998

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

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

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 25, 1998

star 8.00
3 votes
What is Dark Matter?

#23 - What is Dark Matter?

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 28, 1999

star 8.00
2 votes
Have we forgotten planet Mercury?

#24 - Have we forgotten planet Mercury?

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 11, 1999

star 8.00
3 votes
What is a northern light?

#25 - What is a northern light?

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 25, 1999

star 8.00
2 votes