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  1. ESOcast 1: James Bond at Paranal

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    ESO's Paranal Observatory has just been used as the key location for Quantum of Solace, the latest film in one of the most successful movie franchises – that of renowned secret agent 007.…

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    • ESOcast 2: Unprecedented 16-year long study tracks stars orbiting Milky Way black hole

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      In this second episode of the ESOcast Dr. J takes us to the centre of the Milky Way to talk about a supermassive black hole there located. We will hear from two scientists involved in an unprecedented…

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      • ESOcast 3: The ALMA observatory gets its first 'eye'

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        In this third episode of the ESOcast Dr. J takes us to the site of ALMA, the Atacama Millimeter / submillimeter Array in the Atacama region in Chile. ALMA is an observatory under construction 5000…

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        • ESOcast 4: 24 hours in the life of an ESO astronomer

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          Have you ever wondered what it must be like to be an astronomer? In this fourth episode of the ESOcast, Dr. J takes us behind the scenes at ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile to show us what…

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          • ESOcast 5: ESO's First Observatory Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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            ESO's La Silla Observatory, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, became the largest astronomical observatory of its time. It led Europe to the frontline of astronomical research, and is…

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            • ESOcast 6: Lightest Exoplanet Found

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              Well-known exoplanet researcher Michel Mayor announced on 21 April 2009 the discovery of the lightest exoplanet found so far. The planet, “e”, in the famous system Gliese 581, is only…

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              • ESOcast 7: Behind the scenes of "Around the World in 80 Telescopes"

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                Is it possible to visit all major observatories in the world, covering every continent, in the space of just 24 hours? ESO made a trip "Around the World in 80 Telescopes" during a live 24-hour…

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                • ESOcast 8: Behind every great astronomer stands a great engineer

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                  At observatories worldwide most of the glory goes to the astronomers who provide us with new vistas of the heavens, but this is only possible thanks to the many experienced technicians and engineers…

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                  • ESOcast 9: Celestial Tango Makes for a Gorgeous Nebula

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                    ESO has just released a stunning new image of a field of stars towards the constellation of Carina. This striking view is ablaze with a flurry of stars of all colours and brightnesses, some of which…

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                    • ESOcast 10: GigaGalaxy Zoom: The Sky, from the Eye to the Telescope

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                      In the framework of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, ESO has launched a new project aimed at connecting the sky as seen by the unaided eye with that seen by hobby and professional astronomers.…

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                      • ESOcast 11: 32 New Exoplanets Found

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                        On 19 October 2009, at an international exoplanet conference, the team who built the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher, better known as HARPS, the spectrograph for ESO’s 3.6-metre…

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                        • ESOCast 12: VISTA: A Pioneering New Survey Telescope Starts Work

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                          VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) is a new telescope that has just started work at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile and has made its first release of pictures.…

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