All ESOcasts

ESOcast 27: An ESO Astronomer at Work
ESOcast 26: Life and Leisure at Paranal
ESOcast 25: Chasing Gamma Ray Bursts at Top Speed: The VLT’s Rapid Response Mode
ESOcast 24: First planet of extragalactic origin
ESOcast 23: A telescope's wire to the world
ESOcast 22: The most distant galaxy ever measured
ESOcast 21: The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS)
ESOcast 20: Richest planetary system discovered
ESOcast 19: Photographers of the Night
ESOcast 18: Exoplanet Caught on the Move
ESOcast 17: Constructing ALMA — The World's Largest Observatory
ESOcast 16: E-ELT Site Chosen
ESOcast 15: Recoating a Giant VLT Mirror
ESOcast 14: Orion in a New Light
ESOcast 13: A sharper view of the Universe with the VLT Interferometer
ESOCast 12: VISTA: A Pioneering New Survey Telescope Starts Work
ESOcast 11: 32 New Exoplanets Found
ESOcast 10: GigaGalaxy Zoom: The Sky, from the Eye to the Telescope
ESOcast 9: Celestial Tango Makes for a Gorgeous Nebula
ESOcast 8: Behind every great astronomer stands a great engineer
ESOcast 7: Behind the scenes of "Around the World in 80 Telescopes"
ESOcast 6: Lightest Exoplanet Found
ESOcast 5: ESO's First Observatory Celebrates 40th Anniversary
ESOcast 4: 24 hours in the life of an ESO astronomer
ESOcast 3: The ALMA observatory gets its first 'eye'
ESOcast 2: Unprecedented 16-year long study tracks stars orbiting Milky Way black hole
ESOcast 1: James Bond at Paranal
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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.

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Who is Dr. J?


Dr. J is a German astronomer. 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.