Public Evening Lecture

Bringing Black Holes into Focus:

The Event Horizon Telescope’s First Image

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 


Doors open at 7:00pm; talk to begin at 7:30pm. General admission seating.

Einstein predicted the existence of black holes over a century ago when he developed the theory of General Relativity. Today, his predictions are being tested through work being done to take the first-ever images of nearby black holes using an earth-sized telescope array, the Event Horizon Telescope.


Now that the Event Horizon Telescope has revealed the groundbreaking results from the effort involving over 200 partners and 8 telescopes around the world, we invite you to meet and hear from the Arizona team that has been integrally involved in this enormous scientific effort to gather the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole.

Faculty and students from both the University of Arizona and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory are integrally involved in this incredible feat of science – creating an earth-sized telescope. Join us for a talk with key members of the Event Horizon Telescope as they share the monumental efforts required to create the image that was shared with the world and discuss how we will know if Einstein was right. There will be time for questions with refreshments to follow.


Questions: contact Project Manager Rosie Johnson.

More information: Arizona EHT Black Hole Experts



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1064 East Lowell Street
Tucson, AZ 85719

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