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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.


178 Pieces

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A huge new telescope is under construction. It's data is likely to revolutionize our view of the Universe.

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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NASA sent a RADAR beam across the country by reflecting it from a passing asteroid. Scientists used these data to make a movie of this celestial v...

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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Strange life forms at the bottom of Earth's oceans may provide clues about creature which may exits on other worlds.

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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Although most Earth approaching objects are discovered by the large funded surveys, an alert observer with relatively inexpensive equipment can sti...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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Conditions on one of Jupiter's moons, Europa, could be similar to those near hydrothermal vents on the Earth's ocean floor. Could there be living c...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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The NASA Kepler spacecraft has found an Earth like planet which has spent 6 billion years in the habitable zone of its star. It is mind blowing to...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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The asteroid hunting community has discovered 1602 potentially hazardous asteroids.

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2015
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By studying our sister planet Venus we better understand Mother Earth.

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2015
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After 9 years, 3 billion miles, and 18 sleeping periods the NASA New Horizons spacecraft is discovering wonders in the far reaches of our solar sys...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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Our knowledge of the solar system now includes many objects out near and past Pluto.

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
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We know there is invisible stuff out there. Its nature remains a mystery.

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
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Being night sky friendly reduces accidents, saves money, and is good for business.

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
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Diamonds are brought to Earth by asteroids. They are also created on our planet by impacting celestial objects.

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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Two asteroid impacts provide clues about periods of chaos in the solar system.

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
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A damaging asteroid impact on planet Earth is an extremely unlikely but possible event.

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2015
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Humans have left their trash in space. Space junk threatens our current activities in many ways.

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2015
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The minor planet Icarus travels the inner solar system and makes close approaches to our Sun as well as to the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, and M...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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Using the long arm of the internet, Russian astronomers are making discoveries using a telescope in New Mexico, USA.

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
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Astronomers now have the ability to detect the faint glow from asteroids and other solar system objects.

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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Asteroid hunters are starting to discover nearby objects before they make their closest approach to planet Earth.

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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