Travelers In The Night

Series produced by Albert Grauer

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Image by: NASA 

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.

The PRX Series “Travelers In The Night” has more than 6,200 PRX free purchases as well as more than 815,000 downloads on the internet. It has been aired on 59 radio stations.


It features an engaging and informative series of two minute, factual episodes about asteroids, comets, spacecraft, and other objects in space.

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.


802 Pieces

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Caption: SpaceX Starship, Credit: SpaceX
New Rocket engines will revolutionize space travel to the Moon and Mars.

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  • Added: May 22, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: The Asteroid Vesta, Credit: NASA
An impacting object hit the asteroid Vesta making a 10 mile diameter crater and in the process blasted loose fragments which have been orbiting th...

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  • Added: May 16, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Hubble Image, Credit: NASA
In March and April every year amateur astronomers, around the world, in Messier Marathons, attempt to view all of 110 objects in the Messier cata...

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  • Added: May 08, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Asteroid hunters have discovered a curious object. It appears likely to be either a rock ejected from the Moon or a piece of space junk from a hu...

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  • Added: May 02, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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During a recent 60 day period asteroid hunters discovered 29 space rocks as they passed closer to us than the Moon. These small asteroids averaged...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Artist’s conception of early Earth after several large asteroid impacts, moving magma on to the surface. , Credit: Simone Marchi/SwRI
How ET could know there is life on Earth.

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Zodiacal Light and Mars , Credit: Joshua Rhoades
After sunset in the spring and before sunrise in the fall, at a natural night sky location like the Cosmic Campground International Dark Sky Sanctu...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: 90 Inch Bok Telescope, Credit: Steward Observatory
On Kitt Peak in Arizona, the Steward Observatory's Bok telescope's 90 inch light collecting mirror enables the discovery, study, and tracking of sp...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
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Caption: This artist's concept depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover on the surface of Mars., Credit:  NASA/JPL-Caltech
We are lucky to be alive in an age when anyone with an internet connection can participate in the exploration of Mars. Your unique brain-eye combi...

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2021
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On 28 February 2021 at 9:54PM a large slow moving fireball meteor was observed over England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. The Wichcombe m...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2021
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Caption: Bright Fireball Meteor, Credit: NASA
The situation that asteroid hunters both train for and dread is the discovery of a large space rock on a collision course with planet Earth. Recent...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
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Caption: Vesta, Credit: NASA
My Catalina Sky Survey teammate Richard Kowalski is the first person in our group and perhaps the first person in the world to discover a potential...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2021
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My Catalina Survey Teammate Greg Leonard was asteroid hunting with our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona when he spotted a fuzzy object wit...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2021
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Caption: Eros, Credit: NASA
My Catalina Sky Survey teammate David Rankin was asteroid hunting in the constellation of Hercules when he spotted a fast moving point of light str...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2021
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My Catalina Sky Survey teammate David Rankin was asteroid hunting in the constellation of Canes Venatici with our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, ...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2021
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In 2020 my team the Catalina Sky Survey discovered 171 asteroids which can occasionally come closer to us than our Moon. In fact 21 of them, averag...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2021
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Caption: Eros, Credit: NASA
In 2020, my team the Catalina Sky Survey discovered 14 extremely tough asteroids which regularly travel closer to the Sun than the planet Mercury. ...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
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Recently my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Teddy Pruyne was observing in the constellation of Pisces with our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, AZ wh...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2021
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In 2020 the asteroid hunting community discovered 2,946 Earth approaching space rocks orbiting our Sun. My team, the Catalina Sky Survey, led the ...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2021
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Recently my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Greg Leonard was asteroid hunting with our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona when he spotted a movi...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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