Travelers In The Night

Series produced by Al Grauer

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Image by: NASA 

Travelers In The Night is your unique source of insider Information from the Asteroid Hunting and Space Communities.
The music is "Eternity" by John Lyell.

“Travelers in the Night” has more than 3,275 PRX free purchases as well as 412,000 downloads and plays with 22,000 followers on the internet.

It features an engaging and informative series of two minute, factual episodes about asteroids, comets, spacecraft, and other objects in space.

The script and a list of references for each program piece can be found on travelersinthenight.org.

The pieces are "evergreen" in that they are current but not dated.

The Travelers In The Night Pieces are written and produced by a member of the Catalina Sky Survey Team at the University of Arizona.

The Catalina Sky Survey has discovered nearly half of the Earth approaching objects known to exist.


542 Pieces

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In 2018 Asteroid Hunters discovered 1839 previously unknown space rocks as they passed through our celestial neighborhood. The largest and most dan...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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An asteroid has been discovered that comes very near to the Sun where it receives 12.6 times the radiation that heats the planet Mercury's surface...

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  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Fortunately, on its current path, the most dangerous asteroid discovered in 2018 cannot come closer than 12.5 times the Moon's distance to humanity...

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  • Added: May 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Being a near Earth asteroid is already a lonely existence since the paths of these small space rocks seldom bring them near any other material obje...

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  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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During a recent 30 day period, 11 small space rocks passed closer to us than the Moon. If one of them were to enter our atmosphere and you were di...

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  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Humans are slamming projectiles into space rocks. These experiments will give us the know how to deal with a dangerous space rock which has our num...

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  • Added: May 04, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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In 1972 Apollo 16 astronauts took an ultraviolet image of the Earth from the Moon which shows that like the Sun ,the Earth too, has a faint corona...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Traveling an additional billion miles beyond Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft is now sending back data on 2014 MU69, a strange snow man shaped ob...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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In our Milky Way Galaxy alone there are probably 25 billion planets located within the habitable zone of its star where there could be air to breat...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Without followup data, many if not most of the Earth approaching objects would be lost as they move away from us leaving us with no idea when they...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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A small telescope makes a substantial contribution to our knowledge of the celestial visitors to our neighborhood.

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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On a recent training night with Teddy Pruyne at the controls of our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona, this duo discovered six new Earth Ap...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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On a cold windy night, with clouds frustrating his search, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Alex Gibbs discovered 8 new celestial visitors while obs...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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A large fireball meteor which exploded over Cuba produced a number of interesting results.

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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My Catalina Sky Survey Teammate Brian Africano discovered his 4th comet while asteroid hunting in the constellation of Ursa Major with our Schmidt ...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test or DART for short will test methods to make a dangerous asteroid miss Earth.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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My Catalina Sky Survey teammate Hannes Groeller was asteroid hunting with our Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bigelow, Arizona when he discovered his fir...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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A tiny space rock passes through the cloud of communications satellites surrounding the Earth.

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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The object which the 2.3 mile diameter Gault hit is likely to have been a third of a mile diameter space rock. This celestial crash left Gault with...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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The extremely remote chance that a dangerous mountain sized space rock has our number on it is what keeps my team going to our four telescopes in t...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7