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 3,000 PRX free purchases as well as 356,000 downloads and plays with 21,800 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.


512 Pieces

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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
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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
  • Length: 02:00
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An object visits our solar system from the beautiful Pleiades star cluster.

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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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
  • Length: 02:00
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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
  • Length: 02:00
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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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Rose discovers 8 new interesting asteroids in a single night using the Catalina Sky Survey's Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bigelow, Arizona.

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Greg's comet comes into our neighborhood once per human lifetime and spends most of it's time in the lonely space high above or far below the rest ...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Long Winter nights with good seeing, from start to finish, are those on which the asteroid hunter makes new discoveries while being treated to view...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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The hypothesis that Oumuamua, the interstellar space rock, is an alien probe is pretty farfetched, however, how it came to have it's current shape ...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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A large asteroid barely missies being classified by NASA as potentially hazardous.

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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Aten asteroids can make close approaches to Earth. They are difficult to discover because they spend most of their time inside our orbit with thei...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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Intriguing features which change with the Martian seasons mimic flows of liquid water on the Earth's surface.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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The first alien object to observed visiting our solar system arrives from truly deep space and leaves us with the mystery of what it is and how it ...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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A thousand meteors brighter than the planet Venus enter the Earth's atmosphere every day. The record of one of them on your dash cam can reveal whe...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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Earth like planets are being discovered circling the most common type of star in our neighborhood of the Milky Way galaxy.

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
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A small asteroid soars into the lonely space high above and below the plane of our solar system.

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
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A three football field sized asteroid survives on a harrowing path around our Sun.

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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The impact of a 1,200 foot diameter asteroid would produce devastating earth quakes and wind blasts over many square miles on the Earth's surface.

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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To cut the mission time to Mars, the risks, and the mass of supplies required for such a prolonged space mission NASA is looking at alternative mea...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6