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 2,900 PRX free purchases as well as 350,000 downloads and plays with 21,400 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 an observing 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.


505 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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 12, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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 11, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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 05, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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 05, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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: Sep 28, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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 26, 2018
  • 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 21, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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 20, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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 14, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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In 2018, July and August were cloudy and rainy in both Arizona and Hawaii sidelining the worlds two most productive asteroid hunting surveys. A co...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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It has been 20 years since the world woke up to the news that a half mile diameter asteroid, 1997 XF11, discovered by Space Watch on Kitt Peak, had...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Imagine a spacecraft traveling at a speed that would take it from New York to Tokyo in less than a minute, a mere 4 million miles from the surface ...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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In a few weeks ,as Earth and Mars moved closer together, a dust storm engulfed most of the red planet making it impossible to see its surface featu...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4