Travelers In The Night

Series produced by Albert 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.

The PRX Series “Travelers In The Night” has more than 6,000 PRX free purchases as well as more than 807,000 downloads on the internet. It has been aired on 59 radio stations.


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

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.


793 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Artists Conception of Earth and a Small Asteroid, Credit: NASA
Very small fast moving asteroids pass through our solar system.About once a month an object like 2023 KU4 enters our atmosphere, releases the ener...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Time Lapse Image 2022 WJ1, Credit:  Image Credit: Dereck Bowen, Brantford Ontario Canada, November 19, 2022 3:26am
My Catalina Sky Survey teammate David Rankin was asteroid hunting in the constellation of Cetus with our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona w...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Comet Johnson, Credit: Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/W. Reach (SSC/Caltech)
My Catalina Sky Survey teammate Jacqueline Fazekas was asteroid hunting , in the evening twilight, with our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizo...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Kid In Ball Pit, Credit: WebMD.com
To the amazement of NASA scientists, when the NASA OSIRIS-Rex touched down on the surface of Bennu to obtain a sample, the sample collecting arm...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: DART, Credit: NASA
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: Jun 11, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Earth Glow, Credit: NASA/ESA
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: Jun 04, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Ulta Thule, Credit: NASA
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: May 28, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Solar Sail and Laser Power Interstellar Spacecraft, Credit: Breakthrough Starshot
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: May 21, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Asteroids, Credit: NASA
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: May 14, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Schmidt Telescope Mt. Bigelow, Arizona, Credit: CSS/U. Arizona
A small telescope makes a substantial contribution to our knowledge of the celestial visitors to our neighborhood

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  • Added: May 07, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Opening the 60 Inch on Mt. Lemmon , Credit: CSS/U. Arizona
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 App...

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Asteroids, Credit: NASA
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: Apr 23, 2023
  • 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: Apr 16, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: NASA Stardust
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: Apr 09, 2023
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Caption: Vega's Asteroids, Credit: NASA
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: Apr 02, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Comet ISON, Credit: NASA
My Catalina Sky Survey teammate Hannes Groller was asteroid hunting with our Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bigelow, Arizona when he discovered his first...

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Asteroid Near Earth, Credit: ESA
A tiny space rock passes through the cloud of communications satellites surrounding the Earth.

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Asteroid Breakup, Credit: NASA
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: Mar 12, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: IDA, Credit: NASA
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: Mar 05, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Asteroids, Credit: NASA
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: Feb 19, 2023
  • Length: 02:00
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