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 3,850 PRX free purchases as well as 547,000 downloads and plays with 31,000 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 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.


596 Pieces

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If we don't place some new space weather observing satellites into orbit it is possible that you will wake up one day to no electricity, no cell p...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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If the current trend in 11 year solar cycles for the past 50 years continues, we can expect lower than average solar activity and the Earth will...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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My Catalina Sky Survey teammate Teddy Pruyne was asteroid hunting in the constellation of Pegasus with our Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bigelow, Arizon...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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Asteroid hunters have discovered that the Earth encounters many tiny asteroids as it zips around the Sun at 67,000 miles per hour. Recently my Cata...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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My Catalina Sky Survey teammate Kacper Wierzchos was asteroid hunting with our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona when he spotted a fuzzy obj...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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Due to thoughtless outdoor night lighting on the surface and satellites in space the natural night sky is becoming a vanishing treasure. From cli...

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  • Added: May 29, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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One of the perks of being an asteroid hunter is to discover a comet and have it carry your name. Teddy's first comet discovery is a member of a gr...

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  • Added: May 21, 2020
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Noctilucent Clouds exist at more than 50 miles above the Earth's surface or about 4 times higher than the tops of the most intense tropical thunder...

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  • Added: May 14, 2020
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The International Asteroid Warning Network, or IWAN (Eye-Whan) for short has been established to link scientists who are discovering, monitoring, a...

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  • Added: May 09, 2020
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From 1663 to 2011, seven comets had close encounters with Jupiter and two had close encounters with Saturn. In May of 1936, Comet P/2020 F1 Leonar...

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  • Added: May 02, 2020
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Images of the quiet Sun during a solar minimum make it look like a relatively static peaceful place. Occasionally during solar minimum, at the Cosm...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2020
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My Catalina Sky Survey teammate David Rankin was observing in the constellation of Ursae Major with our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona wh...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
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My Catalina Sky Survey teammates Kacper Wierzchos and Teddy Pruyne were asteroid hunting in the constellation of Virgo with our 60 inch telescope w...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
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My Catalina Sky Survey teammate David Rankin was asteroid hunting in the constellation of Virgo when he spotted a fuzzy ball with a tail moving thr...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
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Elizabeth William graduated from MIT in 1903 as one of the top students in physics and mathematics. As the head "human computer" at Lowell Observat...

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2020
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Asteroids which approach Earth from inside of our orbit about the Sun are often difficult to discover and may represent a unique threat to our home...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
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The hunt is on for Earth like planets which are close enough for us to study in detail. The NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS for...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2020
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On his first night of solo observing with our Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bigelow, Arizona, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Kacper Wierzchos discovere...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
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SpaceX's new rockets fuel the dream of visiting some of the planet Mars' unique and spectacular wonders. Today you can visit the NASA Mars Curiosit...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
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Assuming the first potentially hazardous asteroid of 2020 has a chemical composition similar to the stony meteorites we find on Earth, it could co...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2020
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