Was Einstein right? Hawaii and the Event Horizon Telescope

  • An artist rendering of the black hole.

A special presentation about the internationally popular black hole’s first image is slated for 6 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikolani College of Hawaiian Language.

Admission is free.

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The public is invited to join in the talk story about the recent groundbreaking results from Event Horizon Telescope (an international collaboration) and the pioneering role Hawaii telescopes (James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Submillimeter Array) played in this nearly-impossible experiment of capturing the first image of a black hole. The presentation also will explore the way in which Hawaiian language and culture are gifting astronomy with a bridge to a new understanding of the cosmos.

Moderated by Sherry Bracken, the panel of presenters will include Jessica Dempsey, Larry Kimura, Geoffrey Bower and Doug Simons. This special presentation is sponsored by ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, UH-Hilo, JCMT, SMA and Event Horizon Telescope.

For more information, please visit: https://eventhorizontelescope.org/

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Sharing Hawaii’s legacy of exploration, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is a world-class center for informal science education located on the UH-Hilo campus. The center welcomes more than 100,000 visitors each year, including more than 10,000 schoolchildren on guided field trips and other educational programs.

For more information about ‘Imiloa, visit www.ImiloaHawaii.org or call 932-8901.

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