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ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from ESO, the European Southern Observatory. Here we explore the Universe's ultimate frontier with our host Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske. The ESOcast HD is presented in High Definition.
|1||CleanVideoESOcast 81: Red Sprites||As night falls, telescopes at ESO's observatories are just starting the night’s observations. But all of a sudden a strange phenomenon appears in the distance. What could this be? Let’s take a closer look!||2/1/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoESOcast 80: Follow a Live Planet Hunt||And a unique new project will now allow members of the public to go behind the scenes and follow a planet hunt as it happens!||1/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoESOcast 79: 20 Years of Exoplanets||Not a single confirmed planet outside the Solar System had been detected before the year 1990. But, remarkably, we now know of thousands and have studied many in surprising detail.||12/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoESOcast 78: Airglow||ESO’s La Silla Observatory on a moonless night, deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile. It should be very dark -- but strange green and red colours can be seen to shimmer in the sky. What are these mysterious glows? And why do they seem to be getti||11/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoESOcast 77: Mysterious Ripples Found Racing Through Planet-forming Disc||Images from ESO’s Very Large Telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have revealed unique and totally unexpected structures in the dusty disc around the star AU Microscopii. These fast-moving wave-like dust features are unlike anything ever||10/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoESOcast 76: A Polarised View of Stellar Magnetism||ESO telescopes are being used to search for the subtle signs of magnetic fields in other stars and even to map out the star spots on their surfaces. This information is beginning to reveal how and why so many stars, including our own Sun, are magneti||9/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoESOcast 75: ESO’s Top 10 Discoveries||ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from ESO, the European Southern Observatory. Here we explore the Universe's ultimate frontier with our host Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske. The ESOcast HD is presented in High Definition.||8/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoESOcast 74: Mapping the Southern Skies||ESOcast 74 looks at ESO’s pair of survey telescopes at Paranal: the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) and the VLT Survey Telescope (VST).||4/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoESOcast 73: Your ESO Pictures||ESOcast 73 looks at the "Your ESO Pictures" Flickr group, where amateurs and professionals alike contribute their photos related to ESO.||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoESOcast 72 – Looking Deeply into the Universe in 3D||The MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever three-dimensional view of the deep Universe. After staring at the Hubble Deep Field South region for a total of 27 hours the new observations reveal the distances,||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoESOcast 71: New Exoplanet-hunting Telescopes on Paranal||This ESOcast takes a close look at an unusual new group of small telescopes that has recently achieved first light at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile.||1/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoESOcast: 70: Green Light for E-ELT Construction||The European Extremely Large Telescope, or E-ELT for short, will be by far the largest optical and near-infrared telescope in the world. In early December 2014 the ESO Council gave the go-ahead for the first construction phase of the telescope.||12/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoESOcast 69: Revolutionary ALMA Image Reveals Planetary Genesis||ESOcast 69 presents the result of the latest ALMA observations, which reveal extraordinarily fine detail that has never been seen before in the planet-forming disc around the young star HL Tauri.||11/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoESOcast 68: ESO Opens its Doors||On 11 October 2014 the ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany, once more opened their doors to the public. Some 3 300 people used this special opportunity of the Open House Day to visit the centre of the world's foremost astronomical organisation.||10/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoESOcast 67: ESO People at Work and Play||This new ESOcast features six specialists in different areas who work at ESO in Germany and in Chile. Get to know the work they do at ESO, but also learn about interesting hobbies they pursue in their free time and how these hobbies may be connected||9/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoESOcast 66: A Groundbreaking Event for the E-ELT||On 19 June 2014, a major milestone on the road to the construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope was reached. Part of the 3000-metre peak of Cerro Armazones was blasted away as a step towards levelling the summit. This paves the way for t||7/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoESOcast 65: The Chilean Sky in Ultra High Definition||In the Spring of 2014, a team of ESO Photo ambassadors embarked on a pioneering expedition to ESO's three observatories in Chile. Their mission was to capture a wide range of images and time-lapses of the magnificent Chilean night sky and landscape i||5/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||CleanVideoESOcast 64: First Ring System Around Asteroid||This ESOcast shows how observations at many sites in South America, including ESO's La Silla Observatory, have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings.||3/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||CleanVideoESOcast 63: Flexible Giants — The Evolution of Telescope Mirrors||The clear night sky offers one of the most beautiful views in nature. The eye adapts to the dark and the pupil widens to collect more light and thus allow fainter stars to become visible. But the light-collecting area of the human eye is tiny. To pee||2/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoESOcast 62: Three planets found in star cluster||In this ESOcast we look at how astronomers have used ESO's HARPS planet hunter in Chile, along with other telescopes around the world, to discover three planets orbiting stars in the cluster Messier 67. Although more than one thousand planets outside||1/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||CleanVideoESOcast 61: Chile Chill 5 - Impressions from La Silla||In this episode of Chile Chill we take a closer look at the telescopes and instruments of ESO's first observatory at La Silla in northern Chile.||10/17/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|22||CleanVideoESOcast 60: A Polarised View of Exoplanets||Astronomers know that planets around other stars beyond the Solar System are common. But these planets are very hard to see and even harder to study. Fortunately, there is a clever trick that helps to separate the feeble glow of a planet from the daz||9/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|23||CleanVideoESOcast 59: Chile Chill 4 - Images taken by the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope||This ESOcast explores the wealth of stunning astronomical images produced over a period of almost 30 years by the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.||7/26/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoESOcast 58: ALMA Discovers Comet Factory||The detection of this “dust trap” solves a long-standing mystery: how dust particles around stars sum up to form planets, comets, and other rocky bodies. ESOcast 58 goes deep into the dust trap to explore how this comet factory works.||6/6/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|25||CleanVideoESOcast 57: ESO´s VLT Celebrates 15 Years of Success||May 25 2013 is an important anniversary for the Very Large Telescope – it is exactly fifteen years since the first light on the first of its four Unit Telescopes. Since then the four original giant telescopes have been joined by the four small Auxili||5/23/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
I watched one episode, and …
the video is for the people who produced it. Little if any edifying content. I wouldn't watch another.
A delightful podcast
I love the ESOcast! I've been watching since the very first episode. It's wonderful to see behind the scenes at ESO and learn about the science that's being performed. Keep up the great work!
Won't play back
Ever since episode 50 these podcasts won't play back correctly. Starts off fine, picture is excellent but video freezes on a single frame for the duration. Super slow downloading, too. Very puzzling since these people have the fastest servers on the planet. Perhaps a different mirror site would help.
Excellent content when I can get one to play back.