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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 126 Light: Titanium oxide in exoplanetary atmosphere (4K UHD)||Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have detected titanium oxide in an exoplanet atmosphere for the first time. This discovery around the hot-Jupiter planet WASP-19b exploited the power of the FORS2 instrument. It provides unique information||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoESOcast 125: Q&A with ESO's Incoming Director General Xavier Barcons — Taking up duty at ESO||ESO’s new Director General, Xavier Barcons, gives his perspective on ESO, astronomy, and his new position.||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoESOcast 124: Q&A with ESO's Outgoing Director General Tim de Zeeuw — Thoughts and reflections on a decade at ESO||In ESOcast 124 ESO’s outgoing Director General, Tim de Zeeuw, gives us his thoughts and reflections on a decade at ESO.||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoESOcast 123 Light: Best Ever Image of a Star’s Surface and Atmosphere (4K UHD)||Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer astronomers have constructed the most detailed image ever of a star — the red supergiant star Antares. They have also made the first map of the velocities of material the atmosphere of a star other than||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoESOcast 122 Light: Supermassive Black Holes Feed on Cosmic Jellyfish (4K UHD)||Observations of “Jellyfish galaxies” with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed a previously unknown way to fuel supermassive black holes. It seems the mechanism that produces the tentacles of gas and newborn stars that give these galaxies their||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoESOcast 121 Light: Star orbiting supermassive black hole suggests Einstein is right (4K UHD)||A new analysis of data from ESO’s Very Large Telescope and other telescopes suggests that the orbits of stars around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way show the subtle effects predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativi||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoESOcast 120: Chile Chill 10 – “VLT Main Mirror Recoating”||This video takes a relaxed look at a tense process — cleaning and recoating the surface of one of the ESO Very Large Telescope’s 8.2-metre main mirrors.||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoESOcast 119: AOF First Light||ESO’s new Adaptive Optics Facility has just opened its eyes to the sky for the first time. Coupled with the revolutionary instrument MUSE, this is one of the most advanced and powerful technological systems ever built for ground-based astronomy.||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoESOcast 118 Light: A Tale of Three Stellar Cities (4K UHD)||Surprise: astronomers have found what look like three different generations of baby stars within the Orion Nebula Cluster.||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoESOcast 117 Light: Eyes Wide Open for New Exoplanet Hunter (4K UHD)||The MASCARA (Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA) station at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has achieved first light. This new facility will seek out transiting exoplanets as they pass in front of their bright parent stars and create a catalogue of target||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoESOcast 116: Success or Failure: How to Get Observing Time||ESOcast 116 explores how astronomers request time to use an ESO telescope, and how ESO’s Observing Programmes Committee, embarking on its one-hundredth meeting, examines and judges these proposals in order to ensure that ESO is making the best use of||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoESOcast 115 Light: Meet one of the most energetic objects in the Universe (4K UHD)||ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured a magnificent face-on view of the barred spiral galaxy Messier 77. But there is more to this galaxy than meets the eye. This ESOcast Light takes a closer look.||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoESOcast 114 Light: VLT LEGO model (4K UHD)||One of the world’s most sophisticated observatories has now been recreated as a mind-boggling LEGO® model.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoESOcast 113 Light: Live search for Planets around Proxima Centauri continues (4K UHD)||In 2016 the Pale Red Dot team discovered a planet around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Sun. Using ESO’s exoplanet hunter, HARPS, they are about to continue the hunt for the nearest exoplanets. See more in this episode of ESOcast Light.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoESOcast 112: Catching Starlight||Capturing and recording the light from the heavens has always been an essential aspect of astronomy. In this episode, we’re going to delve into the history of the sensors that have been used to study the Universe over the centuries.||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoESOcast 111 Light: VST captures glowing celestial triplet||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.||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoESOcast 110 Light: Ingredient for life found around infant stars (4K UHD)||ALMA has observed stars like the Sun at a very early stage in their formation and found traces of methyl isocyanate — a chemical building block of life.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||CleanVideoESOcast 109 Light: Full steam ahead with ELT primary mirror (4K UHD)||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.||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||CleanVideoESOcast 108 Light: First Stone Ceremony for ESO's ELT (4K UHD)||The first stone ceremony for ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope has taken place at the Paranal Observatory in northern Chile, in the presence of the President of Chile.||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoESOcast 107 Light: Secondary Mirror of ELT Successfully Cast||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||CleanVideoESOcast 106: ChileChill 9 — Lasers over Paranal||The "4 Laser Guide Star Facility" was installed at the VLT and are the most powerful laser guide stars ever used in astronomy. Creating multiple artificial stars gives a better understanding of atmospheric conditions, which leads to a better imag||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||CleanVideoESOcast 105 Light: Starstruck by the Small Magellanic Cloud (4K UHD)||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||CleanVideoESOcast 104: Data2Dome: From the Universe to You||ESO has teamed up with Evans & Sutherland and the International Planetarium Society and others from the community to make a standard. We call it Data2Dome, in order to get the latest information into the domes.||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoESOcast 103 Light: New ALMA accommodation unveiled (4K UHD)||The stunning new ALMA Residencia building has just been handed over.||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||CleanVideoESOcast 102 Light: Dramatic Stellar Fireworks (4K UHD)||Stellar explosions are most often associated with supernovae, the spectacular deaths of stars. But new ALMA observations of the Orion Nebula complex provide insights into explosions at the other end of the stellar life cycle, star birth. This ESOcast||4/7/2017||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.