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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By looking at a star as one of its planets passes in front of it, astronomers are able to learn about its atmosphere.

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Men may be from Mars but women are exploring it.

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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High speed debris from comets may pose a threat to our spacecraft.

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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SpaceShipTwo will carry 6 passengers and two pilots and be launched from the 18,000 acre SpacePort America in New Mexico.

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The Hubble Space Telescopes finds a surprising lack of water on three planets outside of our solar system.

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The NASA Deep Space Network is celebrating its 50th birthday. It is the way all of our spacecraft phone home.

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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What was designed to be a 3 month mission has turned out to be a fascinating exploration of our next door neighbor.

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The NEOShield project is an international group of scientists and engineers who are developing techniques to protect us from Earth impacting objects.

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The best preserved meteorite on Earth was analyzed and found to contain the building blocks of life.

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The building blocks of life can form in deep space. From there asteroids and comets bring them to Earth.

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A large dark asteroid becomes a beautiful comet as it approaches the Sun.

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Asteroid hunters find find 5 large asteroids in our neighborhood. Fortunately none of them is on a collision course with planet Earth.

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A small asteroid, capable of causing human injuries if it entered the Earth's atmosphere, passed between the Earth and Moon. It was detected only a...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Travelers In The Night from outer space are closer than you may imagine.

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The Spitzer Space Telescope has been used to characterize an asteroid suitable for visitation by Astronauts.

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Look for and find a celestial Traveler In The Night.

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A newly discovered near Earth object is either a huge asteroid or a comet. We will just have to wait and see.

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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NASA RADAR Telescopes obtain spectacular images of a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid.

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Our Moon has many fascinating features which can be observed with a small telescope or binoculars.

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The NASA Juno Spacecraft is on its way to Jupiter. It will provide clues to the nature of the largest planet in our solar system.

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5