Travelers In The Night

Series produced by Albert Grauer

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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.

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 additional 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 led the world in the discovery of Earth approaching objects for the past 9 years.


78 Pieces

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Two Earth approaching asteroids were discovered on the same night.

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
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Astronomers have discovered a planet, twice as old as the Earth, at the right distance from its Sun to harbor life.

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
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Humans have become used to having artificial Earth satellites. The close passage of a comet or a mega solar flare could disable them.

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
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Strong radio and TV transmissions from Earth will probably fade as human communications switches to satellites and fibers. Perhaps the way to dete...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
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What would a space alien receive if it pointed its radio antennas towards our Sun?

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
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NASA is planning a new Mars rover which will be based on the successful Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity Mars rovers. It will be able to directl...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
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By looking at a star as one of its planets passes in front of it, astronomers are able to learn about its atmosphere.

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
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Men may be from Mars but women are exploring it.

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
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High speed debris from comets may pose a threat to our spacecraft.

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
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SpaceShipTwo will carry 6 passengers and two pilots and be launched from the 18,000 acre SpacePort America in New Mexico.

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
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The Hubble Space Telescopes finds a surprising lack of water on three planets outside of our solar system.

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
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The NASA Deep Space Network is celebrating its 50th birthday. It is the way all of our spacecraft phone home.

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
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The NEOShield project is an international group of scientists and engineers who are developing techniques to protect us from Earth impacting objects.

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
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What was designed to be a 3 month mission has turned out to be a fascinating exploration of our next door neighbor.

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
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The building blocks of life can form in deep space. From there asteroids and comets bring them to Earth.

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
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The best preserved meteorite on Earth was analyzed and found to contain the building blocks of life.

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
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Asteroid hunters find find 5 large asteroids in our neighborhood. Fortunately none of them is on a collision course with planet Earth.

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
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A large dark asteroid becomes a beautiful comet as it approaches the Sun.

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
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A small asteroid, capable of causing human injuries if it entered the Earth's atmosphere, passed between the Earth and Moon. It was detected only a...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2014
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Travelers In The Night from outer space are closer than you may imagine.

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2014
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