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  1. ESOcast 66: A Groundbreaking Event for the E-ELT

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    On 19 June 2014, a major milestone on the road to the construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope was reached. Part of the 3000-metre peak of Cerro Armazones was blasted away as a step…

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    • ESOcast 64: First Ring System Around Asteroid

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      This ESOcast shows how observations at many sites in South America, including ESO’s La Silla Observatory, have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by…

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      • ESOcast 63: Flexible Giants — The Evolution of Telescope Mirrors

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        The clear night sky offers one of the most beautiful views in nature. The eye adapts to the dark and the pupil widens to collect more light and thus allow fainter stars to become visible. But the…

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        • ESOcast 62: Three planets found in star cluster

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          In this ESOcast we look at how astronomers have used ESO's HARPS planet hunter in Chile, along with other telescopes around the world, to discover three planets orbiting stars in the cluster…

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          • ESOcast 61: Chile Chill 5 - Impressions from La Silla

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            In this episode of Chile Chill we take a closer look at the telescopes and instruments of ESO's first observatory at La Silla in northern Chile. More information and download options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/esocast61a/ Credit: ESO Editing:…

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            • ESOcast 60: A Polarised View of Exoplanets

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              Astronomers know that planets around other stars beyond the Solar System are common. But these planets are very hard to see and even harder to study. Fortunately, there is a clever trick that helps…

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              • ESOcast 59: Images taken by the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope

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                This ESOcast explores the wealth of stunning astronomical images produced over a period of almost 30 years by the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. More information…

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                • ESOcast 58: ALMA Discovers Comet Factory

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                  The detection of this “dust trap” solves a long-standing mystery: how dust particles around stars sum up to form planets, comets, and other rocky bodies. ESOcast 58 goes deep into the…

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                  • ESOcast 56: Gentle Giants in the Desert

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                    For our newest ESOcast, we pose this puzzle: how do you move a 100-tonne giant ALMA antenna 30 kilometres up onto the oxygen-starved Chajnantor Plateau, 5000 metres above sea level and finish the…

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                    • ESOcast 55: The ALMA Inauguration

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                      The ALMA inauguration ESOcast. Share the excitement of the inauguration ceremony and contemplate the breathtaking images from ALMA itself and views of its unique environment in the Atacama Desert.…

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                      • ESOcast 52: It's Raining Stars — a video podcast celebrating the Geminid meteor shower

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                        On 14–16 December 2012, the Geminid meteor shower made a spectacular appearance over ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile. As the meteors showered down over the site, ESO Photo Ambassador…

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                        • ESOcast 53: Chile Chill 3

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                          This is the third installment of Chile Chill, a type of ESOcast designed to offer a calm experience of the Chilean night sky and ESO's observing sites, undisturbed by facts or narration. In this…

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