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  1. ESOcast 71: New Exoplanet-hunting Telescopes on Paranal

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    This ESOcast takes a close look at an unusual new group of small telescopes that has recently achieved first light at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. More information and download…

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    • ESOcast: 70: Green Light for E-ELT Construction

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      The European Extremely Large Telescope, or E-ELT for short, will be by far the largest optical and near-infrared telescope in the world. In early December 2014 the ESO Council gave the go-ahead for…

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      • ESOcast 69: Revolutionary ALMA Image Reveals Planetary Genesis

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        ESOcast 69 presents the result of the latest ALMA observations, which reveal extraordinarily fine detail that has never been seen before in the planet-forming disc around the young star HL Tauri. This…

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        • ESOcast 68: ESO Opens its Doors

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          On 11 October 2014 the ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany, once more opened their doors to the public. Some 3 300 people used this special opportunity of the Open House Day to visit the centre…

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          • ESOcast 67: ESO People at Work and Play

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            This new ESOcast features six specialists in different areas who work at ESO in Germany and in Chile. Get to know the work they do at ESO, but also learn about interesting hobbies they pursue in their…

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            • 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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