Look here, cosmos fans! Sooner than you might think, we might have the chance to look closely to a black hole. But for this, first, we need to know what the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project is. That is, in fact, an effort that was set up internationally, to capture the first image ever of a black hole. Now, isn’t that exciting?
Good News for Next Week
The good news is that the team members of this great project announced on April 1st that they will let us know about a fantastic result at a news conference next week. The briefing will take place on April 10, at 9 AM EDT (13:00 GMT) at the National Press Club in Washington. Moreover, it will be hosted both by the EHT project representatives and by the US NSF (National Science Foundation). What can be better than that? Well, only one thing: the event will be streamed live!
Who Will Take Part in It?
The NFS media advisory, which they recently released, shows that we will be delighted to see plenty of interesting people at the Event Horizon Telescope live stream event. For example, the NFS Director France Cordova will give us the honor of speaking at the conference. Another remarkable speaker is Sheperd Doeleman, who is an EHT director, as well as a Harvard University senior research fellow who works at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard and Smithsonian.
Together with them, we will also listen to Daniel Marrone, from the University of Arizona Department of Astronomy, Avery Broderick, from the University of Waterloo Department of Physics and Astronomy, as well as Sera Markoff, who comes from the University of Amsterdam and works at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, Gravitation, and AstroParticle Physics, also found in Amsterdam.
Related press conferences will also take place simultaneously in various cities around the world, so you have plenty of chances to keep in touch with this subject and experts on it if you’re a fan of this topic!
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