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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||VideoESOcast 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|
|2||VideoESOcast 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|
|3||VideoESOcast 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|
|4||VideoESOcast 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|
|5||VideoESOcast: 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|
|6||VideoESOcast 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|
|7||VideoESOcast 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|
|8||VideoESOcast 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|
|9||VideoESOcast 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|
|10||VideoESOcast 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|
|11||VideoESOcast 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|
|12||VideoESOcast 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|
|13||VideoESOcast 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|
|14||VideoESOcast 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|
|15||VideoESOcast 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|
|16||VideoESOcast 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|
|17||VideoESOcast 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|
|18||VideoESOcast 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|
|19||VideoESOcast 56: Gentle Giants in the Desert||For our newest ESOcast, we pose this puzzle: how do you move a 100-tonne giant ALMA antenna 30 kilometres up onto the oxygen-starved Chajnantor Plateau, 5000 metres above sea level and finish the job with millimetre precision?||4/29/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoESOcast 55: The ALMA Inauguration||The ALMA inauguration ESOcast. Share the excitement of the inauguration ceremony and contemplate the breathtaking images from ALMA itself and views of its unique environment in the Atacama Desert. This event marks the completion of all the major syst||3/13/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||VideoThe movie ALMA — In Search of our Cosmic Origins (29a)||This 16-minute video presents the history of ALMA from the origins of the project several decades ago to the recent first science results. Illustrated by dramatic helicopter footage, the movie takes you on a journey to the 5000-metre-high Chajnantor||3/13/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|22||VideoESOcast 53: Chile Chill 3||This is the third installment of Chile Chill, a type of ESOcast designed to offer a calm experience of the Chilean night sky and ESO’s observing sites, undisturbed by facts or narration. In this episode we are treated to stunning views of the Atacama||2/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|23||VideoESOcast 52/Chile Chill 2: It's Raining Stars — a video podcast by Gianluca Lombardi celebrating the Geminid meteor shower||A video podcast by Gianluca Lombardi celebrating the Geminid meteor shower.||1/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
|24||VideoESOcast 51: All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer||One of the most powerful supercomputers in the world has now been fully installed and tested at its remote, high altitude site in the Andes of northern Chile. This marks one of the major remaining milestones toward completion of the Atacama Large Mil||12/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|25||VideoESOcast 50: Chile Chill 1||This episode of the ESOcast introduces a new type of ESOcasts called "Chile Chill". These ESOcasts offer a calm experience of the Chilean night sky and ESO's observatory sites, undisturbed by facts or narration. In this episode we follow a typical ni||11/15/2012||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.