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 3,250 PRX free purchases as well as 403,000 downloads and plays with 22,000 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.


540 Pieces

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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
  • Length: 02:00
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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
  • Length: 02:00
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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
  • Length: 02:00
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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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A strange asteroid plays hide and seek with frustrated astronomers.

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Looking out into space takes you back in time. To experience time travel go to a natural night sky location like the Cosmic Campground Internationa...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Asteroid hunters have discovered more than 90% of the Earth approaching asteroids whose impact could cause global climate change. It was thus unus...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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After being lost for ten years, the asteroid 2010 WC9 was re-discovered about a week before it came very close to Earth.

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  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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The recent discovery of an asteroid, whose orbit lies completely within that of the Earth, reminds asteroid hunters to continue to search near the ...

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  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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An asteroid is exiled to the outer regions of the solar system during Jupiter's rampaging tack away from the Sun long ago. During that process eno...

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  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Modern technology provides us with stunning views of objects in the Universe in wavelengths invisible to our eyes, however, nothing is as moving an...

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  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Brian Africano's first Potentially Hazardous Asteroid discovery can come near to the Earth and Mars.

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  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6