Summary: 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.
One of the world’s most sophisticated observatories has now been recreated as a mind-boggling LEGO® model.
In 2016 the Pale Red Dot team discovered a planet around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Sun. Using ESO’s exoplanet hunter, HARPS, they are about to continue the hunt for the nearest exoplanets. See more in this episode of ESOcast Light.
Capturing and recording the light from the heavens has always been an essential aspect of astronomy. In this episode, we’re going to delve into the history of the sensors that have been used to study the Universe over the centuries.
ESOcast 111 Light: VST captures glowing celestial triplet
ALMA has observed stars like the Sun at a very early stage in their formation and found traces of methyl isocyanate — a chemical building block of life.
ESOcast 109 Light: Full steam ahead with ELT primary mirror (4K UHD)
The first stone ceremony for ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope has taken place at the Paranal Observatory in northern Chile, in the presence of the President of Chile.
ESOcast 107 Light: Secondary Mirror of ELT Successfully Cast
The "4 Laser Guide Star Facility" was installed at the VLT and are the most powerful laser guide stars ever used in astronomy. Creating multiple artificial stars gives a better understanding of atmospheric conditions, which leads to a better image.
ESOcast 105 Light: Starstruck by the Small Magellanic Cloud (4K UHD)
ESO has teamed up with Evans & Sutherland and the International Planetarium Society and others from the community to make a standard. We call it Data2Dome, in order to get the latest information into the domes.
The stunning new ALMA Residencia building has just been handed over.
Stellar explosions are most often associated with supernovae, the spectacular deaths of stars. But new ALMA observations of the Orion Nebula complex provide insights into explosions at the other end of the stellar life cycle, star birth. This ESOcast Light takes a quick look at the important facts.
New observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed stars forming in the huge outflows in galaxies, which are driven by central supermassive black holes. This ESOcast Light takes a quick look at the important facts.
New observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed that the outer parts of massive disc galaxies 10 billion years ago were rotating less quickly than the spiral galaxies, like the Milky Way, that we see today. This ESOcast Light summarises the important points of this discovery and the significance of dark matter, and how it is distributed.