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 2,900 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.


506 Pieces

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In the future one can envision a space mining family boarding a descendent of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Vehicle for a trip into low Earth orb...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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A partnership of humans and computers will help to minimize the damage when asteroid hunters find a space rock with our number on it.

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Although no comet nucleus impact on the Earth has been conclusively identified, there is some evidence that suggests the 1908 Tunguska event in Rus...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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In 2017 observers in 50 countries at 440 different observatories made nearly 19 million observations of asteroids and comets which enable scientist...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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During the only 3 clears hours of his first night solo as an asteroid hunter, my new Catalina Sky Survey teammate Brian Africano discovered two new...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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My Catalina Sky Survey teammate Carson Fuls was observing, in the constellation Lynx, with our Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bigelow, Arizona , when wit...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Starman and Tesla will continue to orbit the Sun for millions of years to come as a physical testament to human ingenuity and our sense of humor.

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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A large asteroid approached Earth from the direction of the Sun with little advanced warning.

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Most of the humans on planet Earth have never witnessed that the natural night sky is not dark; but rather it is alive with it's own lights. See fo...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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On December 25, 2017, while searching for Earth approaching asteroids in the constellation of Virgo, the Universe gave my Catalina Sky Survey teamm...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
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The lonely asteroids which travel high above and far below most of the other members of our solar system may be made out of very strong materials a...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
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Asteroid Hunter, Alex Gibbs, discovered a comet on one of it's rare visits to our neighborhood.

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
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The largest Earth approaching space rock, found by the Catalina Sky Survey in 2017, is 3,250 feet in diameter. One like it strikes the Earth every ...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
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Asteroid hunters have discovered a 4 foot 6 inch diameter, baby space rock, about 478,000 miles away in the constellation of Pisces traveling in ou...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
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In 2017 the Catalina Sky Survey discovered 17 space rocks that can come closer than the communication satellites to the surface of planet Earth. Fo...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
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Some very tough asteroids regularly pass closer to the Sun than the planet Mercury and may contain valuable materials such as phosphorus, antimony,...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
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An object visits our solar system from the beautiful Pleiades star cluster.

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
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In 2017 my team the Catalina Sky Survey led the world in the discovery of Earth approaching objects by identifying 987 of them as they whizzed by us.

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
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The mysterious Earth approaching object Phaethon does not fit neatly into our definition of either an asteroid or a comet.During it's close approac...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
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Recent scientific studies have begun to shed light on the interesting mystery of how the small number of what we now call electrophonic meteors pro...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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