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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.

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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.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-03-14 21:50
last episode published
2019-03-14 15:00
publication frequency
11.05 days
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Number of Episodes
112
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
14.03.2019

ESOcast 196 Light: 20 Years of exploring the Universe

ESO is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of one of the VLT’s most versatile instruments, the FOcal Reducer and low dispersion Spectrograph -- FORS2.
European Southern Observatory author
14.03.2019

ESOcast 195 Light: A Cosmic Bat in Flight

Hidden in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation, this Cosmic Bat is spreading its hazy wings through interstellar space two thousand light-years away.
European Southern Observatory author
18.02.2019

ESOcast 194: Cutting Edge of Contemporary Astronomy

In this ESOcast, six astronomers tell us about the hottest topics in contemporary astronomy. Covering topics ranging from dark matter to exoplanets, these astronomers make the case for why these cutting-edge fields deserve time at ESO's telescopes.
European Southern Observatory author
6.02.2019

ESOcast 193 Light: Bubbles of Brand New Stars

This dazzling region of newly-forming stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) was captured by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The relatively small amount of dust in the LMC and MUSE’s acute vision allow...
European Southern Observatory author
23.01.2019

ESOcast 192 Light: GRAVITY Resolves a Gravitationally Microlensed Star

The GRAVITY instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has seen what seems an impossible sight...
European Southern Observatory author
22.01.2019

ESOcast 191 Light: A Fleeting Moment in Time

The faint, ephemeral glow emanating from the planetary nebula ESO 577-24 persists for only a short time -- around 10,000 years, a blink of an eye in astronomical terms. ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured this shell of glowing ionised gas -- the last b...
European Southern Observatory author
11.01.2019

ESOcast 190: Chile Chill 12 — Fire in the Heavens

In Chile Chill 12 the evocative tunes of ESO’s Music Ambassador Dimitris Polychroniadis are set to stunning visuals from ESO’s expansive video archive. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a stellar walk through the Universe on the border between science and art...
European Southern Observatory author
20.12.2018

ESOcast 189 Light: World’s Largest Array of Gamma-Ray Telescope comes to Paranal

European Southern Observatory author
12.12.2018

ESOcast 188 Light: Dancing with the Enemy

European Southern Observatory author
5.12.2018

ESOcast 187 Light: First Light for SPECULOOS

The SPECULOOS project has made its first observations at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. SPECULOOS will focus on detecting Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby ultra-cool stars and brown dwarfs.
European Southern Observatory author
22.11.2018

ESOcast 186: Engineers at ESO

ESO, the European Southern Observatory, designs, builds and operates some of the most advanced telescopes and instruments in the world. To achieve this, ESO needs a host of talented engineers who design, develop and maintain these sensitive machines.
European Southern Observatory author
19.11.2018

ESOcast 185 Light: Cosmic Serpent

The VISIR camera on ESO’s VLT captured this stunning image of a newly-discovered massive binary star system. Nicknamed Apep after an ancient Egyptian deity, it could be the first gamma-ray burst progenitor to be found in our galaxy.
European Southern Observatory author
14.11.2018

ESOcast 184 Light: Super-Earth Orbiting Barnard’s Star (4K UHD)

The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth -- a so-called super-Earth. Data from a worldwide array of telescopes, including ESO’s planet-hunting HARPS instrument, have revealed this frozen, dimly lit wo...
European Southern Observatory author
12.11.2018

ESOCast 183 Light: Stunning Exoplanet Time-lapse (4K UHD)

ESO's planet-hunting instrument SPHERE on the VLT has caught sight of the exoplanet Beta Pictoris b emerging from the bright halo of its parent star, 64 light-years away.
European Southern Observatory author
6.11.2018

ESOcast 182 Light: ALMA and MUSE Detect Galactic Fountain (4K UHD)

European Southern Observatory author
31.10.2018

ESOcast 181 Light: Most Detailed Observations of Material Orbiting close to a Black Hole (4K UHD)

European Southern Observatory author
24.10.2018

ESOcast 180 Light: The Pirate of the Southern Skies (4K UHD)

This vivid picture of an active star forming region — NGC 2467, otherwise known as the Skull and Crossbones nebula — is as sinister as it is beautiful. This image of dust, gas and bright young stars, gravitationally bound into the form of a grinning sk...
European Southern Observatory author
17.10.2018

ESOcast 179 Light: Largest Galaxy Proto-Supercluster Found (4K UHD)

European Southern Observatory author
1.10.2018

ESOcast 178 Light: A Universe Aglow (4K UHD)

Deep observations made with the MUSE spectrograph on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have uncovered vast cosmic reservoirs of atomic hydrogen surrounding distant galaxies. The exquisite sensitivity of MUSE allowed for direct observations of dim clouds of hy...
European Southern Observatory author
1.10.2018

ESOcast 178 Light: A Universe Aglow (4K UHD)

Deep observations made with the MUSE spectrograph on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have uncovered vast cosmic reservoirs of atomic hydrogen surrounding distant galaxies. The exquisite sensitivity of MUSE allowed for direct observations of dim clouds of hy...
European Southern Observatory author
12.09.2018

ESOcast 177 Light: A Galactic Gem (4K UHD)

FORS2, an instrument mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured the spiral galaxy NGC 3981 in all its glory. The image, captured during the ESO Cosmic Gems Programme, showcases the beauty of the southern skies when conditions don’t allow scientific...
European Southern Observatory author
12.09.2018

ESOcast 177 Light: A Galactic Gem (4K UHD)

FORS2, an instrument mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured the spiral galaxy NGC 3981 in all its glory. The image, captured during the ESO Cosmic Gems Programme, showcases the beauty of the southern skies when conditions don’t allow scientific...
European Southern Observatory author
10.09.2018

ESOcast 176 Light: Building the Biggest Optical Telescope in the World (4K UHD)

Construction is underway at Cerro Armazones -- the future home of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). When construction is done the ELT will be the largest optical telescope​ ever built -- a dome the size of a cathedral.
European Southern Observatory author
10.09.2018

ESOcast 176 Light: Building the Biggest Optical Telescope in the World (4K UHD)

Construction is underway at Cerro Armazones -- the future home of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). When construction is done the ELT will be the largest optical telescope​ ever built -- a dome the size of a cathedral.
European Southern Observatory author
29.08.2018

ESOcast 175 Light: Stars and Dust in the Carina Nebula (4K UHD)

The VISTA telescope has allowed us to peer through the hot gas and dark dust shrouding the spectacular Carina nebula to show us myriad stars, both newborn and in their death throes.
European Southern Observatory author
29.08.2018

ESOcast 175 Light: Stars and Dust in the Carina Nebula (4K UHD)

The VISTA telescope has allowed us to peer through the hot gas and dark dust shrouding the spectacular Carina nebula to show us myriad stars, both newborn and in their death throes.
European Southern Observatory author
8.08.2018

ESOcast 174 Light: Elliptical Elegance (4K UHD)

The peerless surveying properties of the VST uncover exquisite details of the elliptical galaxy NGC 5018 and the delicate streams of gas and stars that surround it. Discover more in this episode of ESOcast Light.
European Southern Observatory author
8.08.2018

ESOcast 174 Light: Elliptical Elegance (4K UHD)

The peerless surveying properties of the VST uncover exquisite details of the elliptical galaxy NGC 5018 and the delicate streams of gas and stars that surround it. Discover more in this episode of ESOcast Light.
European Southern Observatory author
26.07.2018

ESOcast 173: First Successful Test of Einstein’s General Relativity Near Supermassive Black Hole

Observations made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time revealed the effects predicted by Einstein’s general relativity on the motion of a star passing through the extreme gravitational field near the supermassive black hole in the ce...
European Southern Observatory author
26.07.2018

ESOcast 173: First Successful Test of Einstein’s General Relativity Near Supermassive Black Hole

Observations made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time revealed the effects predicted by Einstein’s general relativity on the motion of a star passing through the extreme gravitational field near the supermassive black hole in the ce...
European Southern Observatory author
18.07.2018

ESOcast 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 in ...
European Southern Observatory author
18.07.2018

ESOcast 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 in ...
European Southern Observatory author
11.07.2018

ESOcast 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 c...
European Southern Observatory author
4.07.2018

ESOcast 170: All you need to know about total solar eclipse 2019

European Southern Observatory author
4.07.2018

Hiding the Sun

European Southern Observatory author
2.07.2018

ESOcast 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 of ...
European Southern Observatory author
29.06.2018

ESOcast 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, there...
European Southern Observatory author
27.06.2018

ESOcast 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 of res...
European Southern Observatory author
21.06.2018

ESOcast 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.
European Southern Observatory author
19.06.2018

ESOcast 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, Ger...
European Southern Observatory author
13.06.2018

ESOcast 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 strong...
European Southern Observatory author
4.06.2018

ESOcast 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.
European Southern Observatory author
30.05.2018

ESOcast 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 reg...
European Southern Observatory author
16.05.2018

ESOcast 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 2...
European Southern Observatory author
9.05.2018

ESOcast 160 Light: Lost in Space (4K UHD)

European Southern Observatory author
7.05.2018

ESOcast 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.
European Southern Observatory author
27.04.2018

ESOcast 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 a...
European Southern Observatory author
25.04.2018

ESOcast 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. Astronome...
European Southern Observatory author
11.04.2018

ESOcast 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 like...
European Southern Observatory author
5.04.2018

ESOcast 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.
European Southern Observatory author