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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.
The music is "Eternity" by John Lyell.

“Travelers in the Night” has more than 2,450 PRX free purchases as well as 192,500 downloads,122,000 plays, and 18,900 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.


436 Pieces

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The lonely asteroids which travel high above and far below most of the other members of our solar system may be made out of very strong materials a...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Asteroid Hunter, Alex Gibbs, discovered a comet on one of it's rare visits to our neighborhood.

  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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The largest Earth approaching space rock, found by the Catalina Sky Survey in 2017, is 3,250 feet in diameter. One like it strikes the Earth every ...

Bought by Bandon Community Radio, KKRN, KUPR low power FM, and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Asteroid hunters have discovered a 4 foot 6 inch diameter, baby space rock, about 478,000 miles away in the constellation of Pisces traveling in ou...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 7
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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
  • Purchases: 7
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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
  • Purchases: 8
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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
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 5
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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
  • Purchases: 8
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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
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 5
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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
  • Purchases: 3
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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
  • Purchases: 4
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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
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4