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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.


142 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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People are seriously preparing for the discovery that an asteroid is on a collision course with planet Earth.

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Planetary Society is testing and deploying a small satellite to explore the use of solar sails in space.

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Asteroids which travel outside the plane of our solar system are likely to have been involved in a collision sometime in the past.

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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NASA is proposing that the next step towards the human exploration of Mars be a manned mission to an asteroid which has been placed into orbit arou...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A small asteroid visits the vicinity of both Earth and Mars.

Bought by KMXT and KENW


  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The Earth's atmosphere make our life possible as well as keeping us from seeing objects in space clearly.

Bought by KMXT and KENW


  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The largest satellite in our solar system, Ganymede, has more liquid water on its surface than is contained in Earth's oceans, rivers, and lakes. ...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Three small asteroids are discovered which have the possibility of colliding with planet Earth in the far distant future.

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A number of malfunctioning spacecraft have been reprogrammed so that they can produce useful results.

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Two 50 foot diameter asteroids, which can make very close approaches to planet Earth, were discovered slightly more than a day apart.

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Kowalski's 12th comet is destined for a long cold journey till the end of time.

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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More than 50 years of searching for signals from alien civilizations has produced a deafening silence. My money is on the concept that there are m...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Objects in the Universe which dim instead of brighten have an interesting story to tell.

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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An asteroid the size of three city blocks was spotted 50 million miles from Earth. Someday it will make a close approach to our planet.

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A tiny space rock comes unusually close to Earth.

Bought by KMXT, KPIP-LP, and KENW


  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Comets are one of nature's most spectacular displays. They are in most cases named for their discoverer.

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

Bought by KKRN, KENW, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Observations from telescopes around the world are required to determine the path of Earth approaching objects.

Bought by KKRN, KMXT, WYAP, and KENW


  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A seemingly unknown potentially hazardous asteroid is found to be an asteroid discovered 12 years ago.

Bought by KKRN, KMXT, and KENW


  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3