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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 172 Light: Supersharp Images from New VLT Adaptive Optics (4K UHD)||ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved first light with a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography — and has captured remarkably sharp test images of the planet Neptune, star clusters and other objects. The pioneering MUSE instrument||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoESOcast 171 Light: Colourful Celestial Landscape (4K UHD)||New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed the star cluster RCW 38 in all its glory. These observations was taken during testing of the HAWK-I camera with the GRAAL adaptive optics system. It shows the cluster and its surrounding||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoESOcast 170: All you need to know about total solar eclipse 2019||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.||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoHiding the Sun||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.||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoShadow of the Moon||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoESOcast 169 Light: First Confirmed Image of Newborn Planet (4K UHD)||Astronomers using the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured the first clear image of a planet caught in the act of forming in the dusty disc surrounding a young star. The young planet is carving a path through the primordial disc o||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoESOcast 168: NEOs — Near Earth Objects||Near Earth Objects (NEOs) are bodies in the Solar System with orbits that can bring them into close proximity with the Earth. Every day, many of these objects collide with our planet, but most are too small to have any noticeable effect. However, the||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoESOcast 167: VLT sees `Oumuamua getting a boost||Astronomers have found that ‘Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System, is moving away from the Sun faster than expected. Using data from ESO’s Very Large Telescope, and from NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope, a team o||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoESOcast 166 Light: New test of Einstein’s general relativity (4K UHD)||Astronomers have made the most precise test ever of general relativity outside the Milky Way.||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoESOcast 165: Fast Track Your Career with the ESO Fellowship Programmes||Each year, several outstanding early-career scientists have the opportunity to further develop their independent research programmes at the European Southern Observatory. Fellowships are available both at ESO’s Headquarters in Garching near Munich, G||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoESOcast 164 Light: ALMA Discovers Trio of Infant Planets (4K UHD)||ALMA has uncovered convincing evidence that three young planets are in orbit around the infant star HD 163296. Using a new planet-finding technique, astronomers have identified three discrete disturbances in the young star’s gas-filled disc: the stro||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoESOcast 163 Light: Too Many Massive Stars in Starburst Galaxies (4K UHD)||Astronomers using ALMA and the VLT have discovered that starburst galaxies in both the early and the nearby Universe contain a much higher proportion of massive stars than is found in more peaceful galaxies.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoESOcast 162 Light: A Crowded Neighbourhood (4K UHD)||Glowing brightly about 160 000 light-years away, the Tarantula Nebula is the most spectacular feature of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way. The VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile has imaged this r||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoESOcast 161 Light: Distant galaxy reveals very early star formation (4K UHD)||Astronomers have used observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to determine that star formation in the very distant galaxy MACS1149-JD1 started at an unexpectedly early stage, only||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoESOcast 160 Light: Lost in Space (4K UHD)||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoESOcast 159: Stan Dart: Supernova||Most supernovae occur at the end of a massive star’s life, whose dramatic and catastrophic destruction is marked by one final explosion.||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoESOcast 158 Light: A New Supernova Over Munich (4K UHD)||On 26 April 2018, the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre was officially inaugurated, and its doors will be open to the public from tomorrow 28 April 2018. The centre, located at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany provides visitors with an||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||CleanVideoESOcast 157 Light: Ancient Galaxy Pileups (4K UHD)||The ALMA and APEX telescopes have peered deep into space — back to the time when the Universe was one tenth of its current age — and witnessed the beginnings of gargantuan cosmic pileups: the impending collisions of young, starburst galaxies. Astron||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||CleanVideoESOcast 156 Light: Weird and Wonderful Dusty Discs (4K UHD)||New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope are revealing the dusty discs surrounding nearby young stars in greater detail than previously achieved. They show a bizarre variety of shapes, sizes and structures, including the li||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoESOcast 155 Light: Dead Star Circled by Light (4K UHD)||New images from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other telescopes reveal a rich landscape of stars and glowing clouds of gas in one of our closest neighbouring galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||CleanVideoESOcast 154 Light: ALMA Reveals Inner Web of Stellar Nursery (4K UHD)||New data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and other telescopes have been used to create a stunning image showing a web of filaments in the Orion Nebula. These features appear red-hot and fiery, but in reality are so cold t||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||CleanVideoESOcast 153 Light: First Light For MATISSE (4K UHD)||The new MATISSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has now successfully made its first observations at the Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. MATISSE is the most powerful interferometric instrument in the world at mid-||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||CleanVideoThe movie ALMA — In Search of our Cosmic Origins (German)||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoESOcast 152 Light: ESO’s VLT Working as 16-metre Telescope for First Time (4K UHD)||The ESPRESSO instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile has used the combined light of all four of the 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes for the first time. Combining light from the Unit Telescopes in this way makes the VLT the largest optical telesco||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||CleanVideoESOcast 151: Chile Chill 11 – ALMA from the Air||The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is a state-of-the-art telescope to study light from some of the coldest objects in the Universe. The music is by Stan Dart from "Supernova", the soundtrack for the ESO Supernova Planetarium &||2/9/2018||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.