Travelers In The Night

Series produced by Al Grauer

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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 4,850 PRX free purchases as well as more than 720,000 downloads on the internet. It has been aired on 54 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.


712 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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A recently discovered Earth Approaching comet reminds us that there are objects like this out there and how they could influence human activity.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A small meteoroid traveling faster than a rifle bullet has more kinetic energy than a locomotive.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A small asteroid becomes bright enough to be seen with a small telescope and an electronic camera.

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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What would it be like to witness an asteroid impact similar to what happened at Tunguska, Russia in 1908.

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Space rocks have been observed hurtling between planets, flying through our atmosphere, and lying on the surface of planet Earth.

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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India becomes the first Asian nation to send a spacecraft to Mars.

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A semi-trailer truck sized, rapidly rotating, asteroid comes almost to the distance of the communication satellites from Earth.

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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In 10 years there will only be a few places in the United States to see the Milky Way clearly or view a meteor striking across the night sky.

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Rocks ejected from Mars by the impact of an asteroid or comet can and do find their way to Earth.

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Two Earth approaching asteroids were discovered on the same night.

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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In the past 30 years more than 20,000 meteorites have been found in Antarctica. Some of them originated on the Moon or Mars.

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Through out history humans have viewed the night sky and used it as a source of information and sense of wonder. There is a new place to view the ...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The small asteroid which entered the Earth's atmosphere and injured nearly 1500 people in February of 2013 had a history which can be traced back t...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Rocks from the Moon can end up on the surface of the Earth and be worth more than diamonds or gold.

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The Rosetta Spacecraft's arrival at a comet's nucleus has begun a process of discovery.

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Astronomers have discovered a planet, twice as old as the Earth, at the right distance from its Sun to harbor life.

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Humans have become used to having artificial Earth satellites. The close passage of a comet or a mega solar flare could disable them.

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Strong radio and TV transmissions from Earth will probably fade as human communications switches to satellites and fibers. Perhaps the way to dete...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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What would a space alien receive if it pointed its radio antennas towards our Sun?

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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NASA is planning a new Mars rover which will be based on the successful Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity Mars rovers. It will be able to directl...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6