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Travelers In The Night

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

The music is "Eternity" by John Lyell.

Teachers, Students, and Kids of all ages:
The script for each program piece can be found on travelersinthenight.org. At the end of of each piece you can click for further information.

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.


106 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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NASA/JPL has developed a new computer program, based on software game architecture, which allows you to tour space using real NASA data.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The successful unmanned test of the Orion Spacecraft is the beginning of a new chapter in the human exploration of space.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The Jupiter Trojan asteroids can masquerade as near Earth Objects.

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Small asteroids come close enough at the right speeds for us to visit them.

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A small asteroid will make close approaches to Earth, our Moon, and Venus.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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We are discovering many small asteroids which pass closer to us than the Moon. Very rarely one of them crashes into the Earth or Moon.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The use of Radioisotope Power Systems has brought us a wealth of knowledge about our solar system.

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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It appears that the human population is at more at risk from smaller rather than larger Earth impacting asteroids.

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Every month we discover small asteroids which come closer than the Moon.

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The discovery of a small cold world far from Earth.

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Students have the opportunity to do original scientific research and to discover and name asteroids.

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Observations of what appeared to be different objects, over the time span from 1819 to the present, are likely to be manifestations of the same tra...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Outer space is not far from you, it just takes a lot of energy to get there.

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A unique program allows students to discover and name asteroids.

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A recently discovered Earth Approaching comet reminds us that there are objects like this out there and how they could influence human activity.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A small meteoroid traveling faster than a rifle bullet has more kinetic energy than a locomotive.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A small asteroid becomes bright enough to be seen with a small telescope and an electronic camera.

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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What would it be like to witness an asteroid impact similar to what happened at Tunguska, Russia in 1908.

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Space rocks have been observed hurtling between planets, flying through our atmosphere, and lying on the surface of planet Earth.

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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India becomes the first Asian nation to send a spacecraft to Mars.

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2