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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 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|
|2||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|
|3||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|
|4||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|
|5||CleanVideoThe movie ALMA — In Search of our Cosmic Origins (German)||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.||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||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|
|7||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|
|8||CleanVideoESOcast 150 Light: Planets around TRAPPIST-1 Probably Rich in Water||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.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoESOcast 149: Fast Track Your Career with the ESO Studentship Programmes||In ESOcast 149 we hear from some of ESO’s current students about their experience at ESO, and they offer their advice to those considering following in their footsteps.||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoESOcast 148 Light: Clouded Star Birth (4K UHD)||In the star-forming region Lupus 3, in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion), dazzlingly hot stars are born from collapsing masses of gas and dust.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoESOcast 147 Light: First Light for Planet Hunter ExTrA at La Silla (4K UHD)||A new national facility at ESO’s La Silla Observatory has successfully made its first observations. The ExTrA telescopes will search for and study Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby red dwarf stars. ExTrA’s novel design allows for much improved sen||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoESOcast 146 Light: Odd Behaviour of Star Reveals Black Hole in Giant Star Cluster (4K UHD)||Astronomers using ESO’s MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a star in the cluster NGC 3201 that is behaving very strangely. It appears to be orbiting an invisible black hole with about four times the mass of the Sun||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoESOcast 145 Light: First ELT Main Mirror Segments Successfully Cast (4K UHD)||The first hexagonal segments for the main mirror of ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) have been successfully cast by the German company SCHOTT at their facility in Mainz. These segments will form parts of the ELT’s 39-metre main mirror, which wi||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoESOcast 144 Light: Giant Bubbles on Red Giant Star’s Surface (4K UHD)||Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time directly observed granulation patterns on the surface of a star outside the Solar System — the ageing red giant π1 Gruis.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoESOcast 143 Light: ELT Testing in a Wind Tunnel (4K UHD)||This ESOcast Light explores how and why engineers are undertaking wind tunnel tests for ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope.||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoESOcast 142 Light: Stellar Nursery Blooms into View (4K UHD)||The OmegaCAM imager on ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured a glittering view of the stellar nursery called Sharpless 29. Many astronomical phenomena can be seen in the giant image, including cosmic dust and gas||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoESOcast 141 Light: ESPRESSO — the Next Generation Planet Hunter||The Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) successfully made its first observations in November 2017. Installed on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, ESPRESSO will search for exoplanets with||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||CleanVideoESOcast 140 Light: MUSE Dives into the Hubble Ultra Deep Field||Astronomers using the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile have conducted the deepest spectroscopic survey ever. They focused on the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, measuring distances and properties of 1600 very faint galaxies including 7||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||CleanVideoESOcast 139: ALMA and the Cold Interstellar Clouds||Your home and the Universe have at least one thing in common: they can be very dusty places! When you get back after a very long vacation, it may happen that the windows in your home are so full of dust that you can’t see through them anymore. Surpri||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoESOcast 138 Light: VLT Discovers First Interstellar Asteroid is like Nothing Seen Before (4K UHD)||For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was tr||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||CleanVideoESOcast 137 Light: Temperate Planet Orbiting Quiet Red Dwarf (4K UHD)||A temperate planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from Earth by a team using ESO’s unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxi||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||CleanVideoESOcast 136 Light: ALMA Discovers Cold Dust Around Nearest Star (4K UHD)||The ALMA Observatory in Chile has detected dust around the closest star to the Solar System, Proxima Centauri. These new observations reveal the glow coming from cold dust in a region between one to four times as far from Proxima Centauri as the Eart||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||CleanVideoESOcast 135: ALMA is a timemachine!||How can astrophysicists study the story of the Universe? Billions of years ago, when the Big Bang happened, there was no Milky Way Galaxy, no Solar System, no planet Earth and, especially, no human beings to witness these and all the events that foll||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoESOcast 134 Light: Revealing Galactic Secrets (4K UHD)||The VLT Survey Telescope has captured the most detailed image yet of the galaxy NGC 1316 and its rich surroundings. Discover more in this episode of ESOcast Light.||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||CleanVideoESOcast 133: ESO Telescopes Observe First Light from Gravitational Wave Source||Astronomers using a fleet of ESO telescopes have observed a visible counterpart to gravitational waves for the first time: a kilonova from merging neutron stars.||10/16/2017||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.