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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 1,100 PRX free purchases as well as 191,000 plays and 11,400 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.


290 Pieces

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An interesting object is spotted streaking across the night sky at the rate of 17 full moon diameters per day.

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Sep 22, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A new comet is likely to have the characteristics of a really weird traveler in the night.

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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Watching the night sky for you.

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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China is challenging America's historical preeminence in space exploration. At some point in the future, America may be still trying to get to huma...

Bought by KKRN and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Astronomers have discovered an Earth sized planet orbiting the closest star to our Sun.

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A given piece of ground on Mars is more likely to be hit by a space rock than is an equal sized area on planet Earth.

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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After a meteor is no longer visible to the human eye it leaves a dark trail which can be followed by Doppler Weather RADAR. Researchers are using ...

Bought by WTIP, KKRN, and Radio Newark


  • Added: Sep 01, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The history of our spot in the Universe is written in the composition of meteorites and other samples of materials we have obtained from space. Ev...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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NASA's Space Launch System Core Stage will start a new age of space exploration,

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Experience the age old sense of wonder which happens when a human looks into deep space and thinks about what might be out there.

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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On a dwarf planet, ice volcanos appear to have shaped the surface of Ceres.

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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Our world is undergoing an alarming warming.

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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This is the story of the big one that got away.

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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Imagine a telescope old enough for Senior Citizen discounts, which has traveled between mountains, and started life with a metal mirror measuring o...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Large potentially dangerous asteroids are still out there.

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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Astronomers are finding thousands of planets orbiting distant stars. Your home the Earth is still the only one where you could live without a space...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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After a successful trip through the Pluto system, the New Horizons Spacecraft is heading towards an even more distant object.

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Evidence is mounting that a Planet 9 exists in the outer region of our solar system.

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
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A giant telescope, under construction, will give us a picture of how objects in the Universe change with time.

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The red planet is teaming with human activity.

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5