25 episodes

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.

ESOcast SD European Southern Observatory

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

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.

    • video
    Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course (ESOcast 246 Light)

    Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course (ESOcast 246 Light)

    Using the ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have revealed the closest pair of supermassive black holes to Earth ever observed. This video summarises the discovery.

    • 1 min
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    Black Hole Discovered in Galaxy Next Door (ESOcast 245 Light)

    Black Hole Discovered in Galaxy Next Door (ESOcast 245 Light)

    For the first time, astronomers have discovered a small black hole outside the Milky Way by looking at how it influences the motion of a star in its close vicinity. This video summarises the discovery.

    • 1 min
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    Finding the stars that help with our dental health (ESOcast 244 Light)

    Finding the stars that help with our dental health (ESOcast 244 Light)

    A new finding, made with the ALMA observatory, in which ESO is a partner, is shedding light on how fluorine is forged in the Universe. Find out more in this discovery, and how it is related to our dental hygiene, in this video summary.

    • 1 min
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    Meet 42 Asteroids in Our Solar System (ESOcast 243 Light)

    Meet 42 Asteroids in Our Solar System (ESOcast 243 Light)

    Astronomers have used the ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile to image 42 of the biggest main-belt asteroids. Meet some of the 42 in this video summarising the discovery!

    • 1 min
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    A neighbouring planetary system reveals its secrets (ESOcast 242 Light)

    A neighbouring planetary system reveals its secrets (ESOcast 242 Light)

    • 1 min
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    Why Do We Even Need Big Telescopes? (ESOcast 241)

    Why Do We Even Need Big Telescopes? (ESOcast 241)

    Why do we aim for bigger and bigger telescopes, such as ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope currently under construction in Chile’s Atacama Desert? And how does the effort pay back, not only in terms of astronomical discoveries but also to the whole of society? Four special guests have answered these questions, so fasten your belt and get ready for a breathtaking discovery journey in the world of big telescopes!

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

JERMadness ,

Love It But Want More

I love this show but I wish it was a little more in depth, longer, and frequent. There used to be a Hubble podcast where it was just a presentation of the latest image with a scientist describing all the details. It wasn't made to be fun or entertaining, just science. I love that. Make this EsoCast more like that.

gwng12 ,

Exciting Stuff!

This is a great podcast. Lots of cutting edge work is spotlighted, and the podcast is fun and entertaining.

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