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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 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.||3/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||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||2/19/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||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||1/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||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.||10/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||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||9/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoESOcast 59: 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.||7/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||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.||6/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||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||5/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||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?||4/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||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||3/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||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||3/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||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||2/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||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.||1/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||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||12/21/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||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||11/15/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoESOcast 49: On Air – Behind the Scenes of “A Day in The Life of ESO” Live Webcast||This exciting episode of the ESOcast gives viewers an exclusive backstage pass to see what went on behind the scenes while filming the ESO live webcast “A Day in the Life of ESO”.||10/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoESOcast 48: Building Big — Special 50th anniversary episode #8||ESOcast 48 is the eighth special episode of this series.||10/2/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoESOcast 47: Finding Life — Special 50th anniversary episode #7||ESOcast 47 is the seventh special episode of this series.||9/3/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoESOcast 46: Catching Light — Special 50th anniversary episode #6||ESOcast 46 is the sixth special episode of this series. It describes how state-of-the-art cameras and spectrographs help ESO’s powerful telescopes collect and analyse the faint light from the distant Universe. Without these instruments, ESO’s eyes on||8/1/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoESOcast 45: Reaching Out — Special 50th anniversary episode #5||ESOcast 45 -- Reaching Out -- is the fifth special episode of this series. In it we focus on ESO's mission of curiosity, wonder and inspiration, proclaimed through cooperation and outreach. Indeed, cooperation has always been the basis for ESO's succ||7/2/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||VideoESOcast 44: Changing Views -- Special 50th anniversary episode #4||Leading up to ESO’s 50th anniversary in October 2012, we are releasing eight special ESOcasts, each a chapter from the movie Europe to the Stars -- ESO’s First 50 Years of Exploring the Southern Sky.||6/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|22||VideoESOcast 43: Seeing Sharp — Special 50th anniversary episode #3||The third special episode of this series -- ESOcast 43 overall -- presents ESO’s flagship facility: the Very Large Telescope (VLT). In this episode we discover the state-of-the-art technology behind this telescope, which has provided astronomers with||5/10/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|23||VideoESOcast 42: Looking Up — Special 50th anniversary episode #2||"Looking Up" is the second special episode of this series and ESOcast 42 overall. In it we look at how, over the past fifty years, ESO has helped to unravel some of the mysteries of the Universe in which we live. Astronomers were in need of more powe||4/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|24||VideoESOcast 41: Going South — Special 50th anniversary episode #1||Leading up to ESO's 50th anniversary in October 2012, we are releasing eight special ESOcasts, each a chapter from the movie Europe to the Stars -- ESO's First 50 Years of Exploring the Southern Sky.||3/21/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|25||VideoESOcast 40: When Speed Matters — Discovery of the Accelerating Universe Wins 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics||In the past two decades, astronomers have made a truly revolutionary discovery: that the cosmos is not only expanding, but is doing so at an ever-faster rate. The discovery of the accelerated expansion of the Universe was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize||1/16/12||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.