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 3,150 PRX free purchases as well as 382,000 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.


530 Pieces

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On a cold windy night, with clouds frustrating his search, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Alex Gibbs discovered 8 new celestial visitors while obs...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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A large fireball meteor which exploded over Cuba produced a number of interesting results.

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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My Catalina Sky Survey Teammate Brian Africano discovered his 4th comet while asteroid hunting in the constellation of Ursa Major with our Schmidt ...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test or DART for short will test methods to make a dangerous asteroid miss Earth.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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My Catalina Sky Survey teammate Hannes Groeller was asteroid hunting with our Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bigelow, Arizona when he discovered his fir...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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A tiny space rock passes through the cloud of communications satellites surrounding the Earth.

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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The object which the 2.3 mile diameter Gault hit is likely to have been a third of a mile diameter space rock. This celestial crash left Gault with...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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The extremely remote chance that a dangerous mountain sized space rock has our number on it is what keeps my team going to our four telescopes in t...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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For the first time in history, an asteroid hunting team, the Catalina Sky Survey, has discovered more than 1,000 Earth approaching asteroids in a s...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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During Comet C/2018 V4 Africano's last visit to the inner solar system humans were erecting the outer ring at Stonehenge. At the rate human's are c...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Recently, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Hannes Growler discovered an Earth approaching asteroid which has a speed consistent with it being eject...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2019
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An interstellar traveler visits our neighborhood on its tour of the Milky Way.

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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The discovery of a Jupiter family comet whose fate is to become a garden variety main belt asteroid.

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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On Halloween night while observing with the Catalina Sky Survey's 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona I discovered 21 space rocks streaking th...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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As asteroid hunters equipment and skills continue to improve we will be able to find and track some of these tiny impactors and perhaps be able to ...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Space is not all that far away. If a powerful solar eruption in 2012 had happened a week earlier, the blast of radiation would have caused wide sp...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
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The discovery of two large ghostly neighbors approximately 65,000 by 45,000 miles in size at the L4 and L5 sites approximately 250,000 miles from b...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
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Since 1900 there have been 11 close approaches by asteroids larger than 300 feet in diameter. One of them, the Tunguska Object was about 400 feet ...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2018
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My team, the Catalina Sky Survey, would not find a single asteroid without Steward Observatory's Mountain Lemmon Operations, or Mtn Ops for short. ...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
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Aten Asteroids are stealthy space rocks which can be dim and hard to detect since for most of their path about the Sun their illuminated side is f...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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