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.

The PRX Series “Travelers In The Night” has more than 4,950 PRX free purchases as well as more than 734,000 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.


721 Pieces

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Caption: Artists Conception: Asteroids Around Vega, Credit: NASA
Until recently the discovery of very close approaching asteroids was rare, however, due to improvements in telescopes, cameras, and computers aster...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Artist Conception , Credit: Getty Images
Asteroid hunters are developing the equipment and skills which enable them to predict the impact of tiny space rocks. Thus in the future you may ha...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Vesta, Credit: NASA
Recently my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Richard Kowalski was asteroid hunting in the constellation of Pegasus with our Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bi...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Artist's Conception Benu and Asteroids, Credit: NASA
To give you an idea of the celestial traffic in our neighborhood, on a recent clear night, using our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona, my C...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Artist Conception , Credit: Don Davis (University of Florida)
In the fictional Star Trek series, Vulcan, Spock's home planet was imagined to orbit the A component of the triple star system 40 Eridani [Eri-dani...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Comet Nucleus, Credit: NASA
Recently my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Carson Fuls discovered his third comet, Comet C/2018 R4 (Fuls). It is now on its way back into deep space....

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Ida and Gaspra, Credit: NASA
Asteroid Hunters keep careful track of nearly 2,000 Potentially Hazardous Asteroids [PHAs] to make sure that they are no threat to humanity. The re...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Artists Conception Asteroid and Earth, Credit: ESA
A small space rock is spotted 4 days before it came very close to the Earth and our Moon.

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Ida, Credit: NASA
What asteroid hunters fear is that a small space rock capable of injuring people and damaging buildings is heading our way and that we will not fin...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Opportunity Rover, Credit: NASA
The NASA Mars Opportunity Rover, nicked named Oppy by those who operate and love it ,was designed to last 90 days on the Martian surface but has co...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Although small space rocks pose no threat to humans, they are an interesting part of our environment, offer a chance for asteroid hunters to develo...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: HST-Galaxies, Credit: NASA
Asteroid hunters were able to discover a small Earth approaching asteroid after 57 nights of continuous rain and clouds.

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Fireball, Credit: Arne Danielsen
The fireball meteor streaking across the sky the early evening of January 17, 2018, witnessed by 700 observers in 11 States and Canada was also rec...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Chariklo, Credit: NASA
It might be possible to catch an asteroid, place it into Earth orbit, and thus provide a ready source of precious metals and water for space coloni...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Earth, Credit: NASA
In 2018, July and August were cloudy and rainy in both Arizona and Hawaii sidelining the worlds two most productive asteroid hunting surveys. A cos...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Saturn, Credit: NASA
Even though humans have been aware of the planet Saturn from from the dawn of history this beautiful object still offers mysteries for us to explore.

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: M107, Credit: HST-NASA
From the time 3 million years ago that our ancestor Lucy walked in what is now Ethiopia until the widespread use of electric lighting began in the ...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Hubble Image. Sharp star images., Credit: NASA
Fuzzy, spread out, asteroid images due to atmospheric and or equipment produced distortions can cause important objects to slip through an asteroid...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Earth Captures Mini-Moon, Credit: K. Teramura UHIFA
There are likely to be hundreds smaller than softball sized and perhaps several dozen football to beachball sized, natural Earth mini moons, which ...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2022
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Caption: Mars, Credit: NASA
Exciting new research indicates that there could be a lake of liquid water beneath the south Martian polar cap. Further research will be required t...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2022
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