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  1. 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 51: All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer

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      One of the most powerful supercomputers in the world has now been fully installed and tested at its remote, high altitude site in the Andes of northern Chile. This marks one of the major remaining…

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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 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 18: Exoplanet Caught on the Move

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            For the first time, astronomers have been able to directly follow the motion of an exoplanet as it moves to the other side of its host star. The planet has the smallest orbit so far of all directly…

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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 22: The most distant galaxy ever measured

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                A European team of astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has measured the distance to the most remote galaxy so far. By carefully analysing the very faint glow of the galaxy they…

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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 13: A sharper view of the Universe with the VLT Interferometer

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                    In principle, the larger a telescope’s mirror, the finer the details it can see. Continuing to increase the size of telescope mirrors is not an easy task, so astronomers have come up with a…

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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 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 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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