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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.


126 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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How will humans react to the inevitable discovery of life outside of our planet?

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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When what appeared to be a single moving point of light in the night sky made a close approach to Earth, NASA RADAR found it to be a small asteroid...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Observations from telescopes around the world are required to determine the path of Earth approaching objects.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A seemingly unknown potentially hazardous asteroid is found to be an asteroid discovered 12 years ago.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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A comet will pass our way once and then, perhaps a countless number of human lifetimes from now, become a comet in another solar system.

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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In less than one and a half hours, three small approaching asteroids with similar orbits are discovered by the telescopes of the Catalina Sky Survey.

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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A good night of asteroid hunting along with the appearance of an unknown object.

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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The mystery of life continues to pull us towards Mars.

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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A skyscraper sized Potentially Hazardous Asteroid is discovered when it was 50 million miles from us.

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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A large asteroid is discovered which can come as close as half the distance to the Moon from us.

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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In less than three and a half hours 3 Potentially Hazardous asteroids were discovered.

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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A new plan for a space trip to Mars will be able to deliver a steady stream of supplies to a human space colony on the red planet.

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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The newest member of the NASA funded Catalina Sky Survey team, Rose Matheny, discovers her first Earth approaching asteroid.

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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Ceres is a small dwarf planet in our solar system which contains a large proportion of water. NASA is about to begin to explore it.

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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2014 was a record year for the asteroid hunting community with more than 1,450 new objects being discovered.

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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Green Meteors which have long been attributed to alien spacecraft or spy devices are in reality beautiful natural events.

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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Asteroid hunters have discovered nearly 100 small objects which are accessible by astronauts.

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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The NASA New Horizons Spacecraft is on a voyage of discovery to the distant parts of our solar system.

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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When will you be told about a potential asteroid impact?

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Mining asteroids may seem farfetched, however, some on our planet are actively pursuing this goal.

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3