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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.


134 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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
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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
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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: 1
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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: 1
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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
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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
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A tiny space rock comes unusually close to Earth.

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

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

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

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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A comet will pass our way once and then, perhaps a countless number of human lifetimes from now, become a comet in another solar system.

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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In less than one and a half hours, three small approaching asteroids with similar orbits are discovered by the telescopes of the Catalina Sky Survey.

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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A good night of asteroid hunting along with the appearance of an unknown object.

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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The mystery of life continues to pull us towards Mars.

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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A skyscraper sized Potentially Hazardous Asteroid is discovered when it was 50 million miles from us.

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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A large asteroid is discovered which can come as close as half the distance to the Moon from us.

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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In less than three and a half hours 3 Potentially Hazardous asteroids were discovered.

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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A new plan for a space trip to Mars will be able to deliver a steady stream of supplies to a human space colony on the red planet.

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3