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.

“Travelers in the Night” has more than 2,850 PRX free purchases as well as 340,000 downloads and plays with 21,200 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.


488 Pieces

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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
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A huge Earth approaching asteroid is discovered right before the 2018 monsoon rains settled into the American Southwest. This weather imposed bre...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Most Astronomers find it hard to believe that given perhaps a trillion planets in the Milky Way alone that our Earth is the only one which hosts li...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Asteroid hunters have discovered a strange asteroid pair. How they came to be together and what humans would do if such a large double trouble obje...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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An object is tracked in outer space, seen to explode in our atmosphere, and had a fragment of it discovered on the ground. Its analysis will help h...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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On July 8, 2018 a beautiful fireball Meteor was seen streaking across the sky in evening twilight. So far the American Meteor Society has receive...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Statistically, asteroid hunters are thought to have discovered 90% of our potentially dangerous celestial neighbors greater than 1 KM in diameter. ...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Comet C/2018 M1 (Catalina) is eternal in the sense that it will likely wander the vast space between the stars in our Milky Way Galaxy until the e...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
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My Catalina Sky Survey teammate Greg Leonard knew he had bagged his third comet when he spotted an unknown fuzzy object with a broad tail moving th...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Recently, my newest Catalina Sky Survey Teammate, Hannes Groeller, had an excellent training night, working with Greg Leonard, on our 60 inch teles...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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On July 1, 1770 Comet Lexell passed about 6 times the moon's distance from planet Earth, the closest a comet has ever come to humanity. After tha...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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A 2000 foot diameter space rock has stories to tell about violent events long ago. Asteroid hunters are eager to track this huge collision fragment...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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A 100 foot diameter asteroid is spotted on one of it's regular trips between the orbits of Venus and Earth. It's ultimate fate is to collide with o...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is conducting a six year flight from Earth to a potentially hazardous asteroid, Ryugu, and return a sample ...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
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Two exciting new scientific discoveries have ignited our curiosity and are guiding our search for evidence of past and/or present life on Mars.

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
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A small space rock with a diameter less than the height of an NBA basketball player had just crossed the orbit of our Moon on a collision course wi...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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The life of an asteroid hunter on Mars will be interesting and exciting. The double planet, our Earth and Moon, in the Martian night sky will be a...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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My birthday present from outer space was the opportunity to use the Catalina Sky Survey's 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Az to discover a tiny ...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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