Travelers in the Night Eps. 507 & 508: Eric's Night & Quiet Sun


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Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Catalina Sky Survey team captain Eric Christensen posted 16 new discoveries including 2018 TP5.

- The Sun has entered a relatively quiet mode, near a minimum in the solar cycle, and thus has less ability to energize the atmosphere during the day time which in turn produces less air glow at night.

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