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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 98 Light: A Galaxy On Edge (4K UHD)||A new image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope gives a very detailed view of the edge-on galaxy NGC 1055. This ESOcast Light takes a quick look at this image and explains what it shows.||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoESOcast 97 Light: 7 Earth-sized Worlds Found in Nearby Star System (4K UHD)||This ESOcast Light presents five amazing facts about the 7 Earth-sized planets found in the nearby TRAPPIST-1 system, from their rocky composition to their potential to harbour water.||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoESOcast 96: Ultracool Dwarf and the Seven Planets||Astronomers have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. Using ground and space telescopes, including ESO’s Very Large Telescope, the planets were all detected as they passed in front of their parent star, the ultracool||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoESOcast 95 Light: How Big is a Star? (4K UHD)||It’s hard to comprehend the sheer size of objects in space , but let’s give it a try!||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoESOcast 94 Light: Celestial Cat Meets Cosmic Lobster (4K UHD)||A new image from ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope gives a very detailed view of the star formation regions NGC 6334 and NGC 6357, often called the Cat’s Paw Nebula and the Lobster Nebula, respectively, because of their distinctive shapes. This ESOcast Ligh||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoESOcast 93 Light: Kick-off for Mirrors and Sensors for Biggest Eye on the Sky (4K UHD)||ESOcast 93 Light takes a quick look at four important contracts that were placed for big parts of ESO's Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) at a ceremony on 18 January 2017 in Garching. The giant telescope is moving forward!||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoESOcast 92 Light: ALMA Starts Observing the Sun (4K UHD)||The ALMA telescope has been used to study the Sun for the first time. It is also the first time that an ESO facility has been used to study our nearest star.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoESOcast 91 Light: VLT to search for planets around Alpha Centauri (4K UHD)||ESO has signed an agreement with the Breakthrough Initiatives to adapt the Very Large Telescope instrumentation in Chile to conduct a search for planets in the nearby star system Alpha Centauri. Such planets could be the targets for an eventual launc||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoESOcast 90 Light – Orion’s Cloudy Secrets (4K UHD)||This video takes a quick look at a new image of one of the coolest bits of the night sky — the Orion Nebula. By observing in infrared light the VISTA survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile can see through the dust and this allowed ast||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoESOcast 89: Chile Chill 8 – “A Bird’s Eye View of ESO Observatories”||Soaring through the cloudless Chilean sky might seem like something from a dream, but this ESOcast allows you to do just that. Incredible aerial photography of ESO’s facilities in Chile provides a new perspective on the world’s most productive astron||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoESOcast 88: Fulldome Specialists visit Chile||A team of photographers, including some ESO Photo Ambassadors, is visiting the observatory sites in Chile to obtain images for use in planetarium presentations. This is ESO's Fulldome Expedition.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoESOcast 87: Planet found around closest Star||This is the ESOcast that no viewer will want to miss. We discuss the result of the quest to find a planet around the closest star to the Solar System.||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoESOcast 86: From Dr. to Professor -- about the important role of ESO’s community||ESO is a place where talented engineers, astronomers and many other specialists from all over the world meet and work together. A place where knowledge is shared to provide the astronomical community with the tools to conduct cutting-edge research. O||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoESOcast 85: Chile Chill 7 — "Visitors to the Desert"||Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the driest places in the world. It’s paradise for the professional astronomers who use ESO’s telescopes. Some of the world’s most powerful instruments for astronomical research are here.||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoESOcast 84: The New E-ELT Design Unveiled||ESO has awarded the biggest contract in ground-based astronomy — to build the E-ELT dome and telescope structure. So it’s a good time to take a look at what the E-ELT will be.||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoESOcast 83: Ultracool Dwarf with Planets||Astronomers using telescopes at ESO's observatories in Chile have discovered three planets around a dim dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth. These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and the Earth, and they are the best||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoESOcast 82: Zodiacal Light||The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is famed for its dark night skies, which can be enjoyed in their full glory thanks to the absence of light pollution. But even the darkest sky is not completely dark. Astronomers at ESO's observatories often encou||3/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||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|
|19||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|
|20||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|
|21||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|
|22||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|
|23||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|
|24||CleanVideoESOcast 75: ESO’s Top 10 Discoveries||Astronomers using ESO facilities have been advancing astronomical studies for decades. Along the way, there have been many truly significant findings that have had a major impact on our understanding of the Universe.||8/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||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|
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.