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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.

PRX’s “Travelers in the Night” has more than 1,500 PRX free purchases as well as 209,700 plays and 12,700 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.

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.


312 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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An asteroid which can come to within about an Earth circumference of the surface of our home planet needs watching.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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Humans are developing the ability to study an Earth approaching object to prepare for one that is on an impact trajectory with our home planet.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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Should martian microbes be sacrificed to human space exploration.

Bought by KKRN and KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Atira, named for the Pawnee goddess of Earth and the Morning and Evening Star orbits the Sun inside of our path.

Bought by WOUB, KKRN, and KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Planning for the unlikely event that an asteroid is on a collision course with planet Earth will minimize injury and the loss of life.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KKRN, KRWG, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Asteroid hunting competition.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KKRN, KRWG, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover discovers a meteorite on Mars.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KRWG, KENW, and KKRN


  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A very close approaching asteroid is observed to pass through the Earth's shadow.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KRWG, KENW, and KKRN


  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Tracking a small asteroid as it makes a very close approach to planet Earth.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KENW, KKRN, WYAP, and KGUA


  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Traveling to Mars is a risky business.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KENW, KKRN, and KGUA


  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Combining Art and Science gives us a new way to appreciate the wonders of the Universe.

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A pair of comets visiting our neighborhood are discovered in a matter of 4 days.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KENW, KKRN, and KRWG


  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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China has built and is operating the world's largest Radio telescope.

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted geysers erupting from Jupiter's Moon Europa.

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The Rosetta spacecraft visited a comet and obtained interesting unique data and images.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KENW, KKRN, WTIP, and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Millions of children will never see the Milky Way or a meteor streaking across the night sky.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KENW, WOUB, KKRN, WTIP and more


  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Where you are from and where you live has been influenced by changes in the tilt of the Earth's axis of rotation relative to its orbit around the Sun.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KENW, WTIP, WOUB, and KKRN


  • Added: Oct 14, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Small close approaching space rocks are part of our environment.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KENW, WTIP, KKRN, and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 14, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Asteroid hunters have discovered two more asteroids which could become a threat to planet Earth.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KENW, KKRN, and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 06, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A rock blasted from the Moon by the impact of an asteroid or comet may be on its way to Earth.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KENW, KKRN, and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 06, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4