Organization: Travelers in The Night
Description: Today’s 2 topics:
- Even though humans have been aware of the planet Saturn from the dawn of history this beautiful object still offers mysteries for us to explore.
- A cost effective way to make the Earth’s planetary defense system more weather proof would be to put a network of asteroid hunting telescopes around the world to discover and track potentially dangerous nearby neighbors.
Bio: Dr. Al Grauer is currently an observing member of the Catalina Sky Survey Team at the University of Arizona. This group has discovered nearly half of the Earth approaching objects known to exist. He received a PhD in Physics in 1971 and has been an observational Astronomer for 43 years. He retired as a University Professor after 39 years of interacting with students. He has conducted research projects using telescopes in Arizona, Chile, Australia, Hawaii, Louisiana, and Georgia with funding from NSF and NASA.
He is noted as Co-discoverer of comet P/2010 TO20 Linear-Grauer, Discoverer of comet C/2009 U5 Grauer and has asteroid 18871 Grauer named for him.
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For Travelers in the Night this is Dr. Al Grauer.
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