ESOcast – Making Sense of the Cosmos

ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from ESO – Astronomy made on planet Earth. Here we explore the Universe's ultimate frontier with our host Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske.

The ESOcast is offered for download in several formats: standard (.mov, .mpeg, .mp4, .m4v) and HD (High Definition). HD is rapidly evolving into one of the leading video formats in the video on-demand market. Information on the specs of the available video formats is accessible on the Video Formats Page.

ESOcast HD videos can be watched on TV by the use of digital media receivers such as Apple TV.


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The individual episodes of ESOcast are available for free on the video archive.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Dr. J?

Dr. J is a German astronomer at the ESO. His scientific interests are in cosmology, particularly on galaxy evolution and quasars. Dr. J's real name is Joe Liske and he has a PhD in astronomy.
Link to Dr. J's Homepage
Link to Dr. J's MySpace Page




What are the different ESOcast formats available?

A complete list of types of videos we provide is available on: