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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 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 discovered nearly half of the Earth approaching objects known to exist.


98 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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
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A semi-trailer truck sized, rapidly rotating, asteroid comes almost to the distance of the communication satellites from Earth.

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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In 10 years there will only be a few places in the United States to see the Milky Way clearly or view a meteor striking across the night sky.

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Rocks ejected from Mars by the impact of an asteroid or comet can and do find their way to Earth.

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Two Earth approaching asteroids were discovered on the same night.

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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In the past 30 years more than 20,000 meteorites have been found in Antarctica. Some of them originated on the Moon or Mars.

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Through out history humans have viewed the night sky and used it as a source of information and sense of wonder. There is a new place to view the ...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The small asteroid which entered the Earth's atmosphere and injured nearly 1500 people in February of 2013 had a history which can be traced back t...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Rocks from the Moon can end up on the surface of the Earth and be worth more than diamonds or gold.

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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