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 3,200 PRX free purchases as well as 392,000 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.


535 Pieces

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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For the first time in history, an asteroid hunting team, the Catalina Sky Survey, has discovered more than 1,000 Earth approaching asteroids in a s...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
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During Comet C/2018 V4 Africano's last visit to the inner solar system humans were erecting the outer ring at Stonehenge. At the rate human's are c...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2019
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Recently, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Hannes Growler discovered an Earth approaching asteroid which has a speed consistent with it being eject...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2019
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An interstellar traveler visits our neighborhood on its tour of the Milky Way.

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
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The discovery of a Jupiter family comet whose fate is to become a garden variety main belt asteroid.

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2018
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On Halloween night while observing with the Catalina Sky Survey's 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona I discovered 21 space rocks streaking th...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
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As asteroid hunters equipment and skills continue to improve we will be able to find and track some of these tiny impactors and perhaps be able to ...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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