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FREE Pop-Up Show: Black Hole First Picture

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Surprise FREE Pop Up planetarium show on Monday April 22, just in time for Earth Day! We will be watching the film ‘Black Hole First Picture’ and learn how the entire Earth was used as one large telescope to capture this picture.

Black Hole First Picture: This film documents the incredible work of astronomers along their journey to create the very first picture of a black hole with the Event Horizon Telescope. The Event Horizon Telescope consists of a network of 8 Radio telescopes at 6 remote locations in the world ranging from Europe, North and South America, Hawaii to Antarctica. For years, the Event Horizon Telescope has been staring into the hearts of the Milky Way and the galaxy Messier 87, trying to obtain a picture of the shadow of Sagittarius A*, our galaxy’s central supermassive black hole and the black hole M87*. This film incorporates scientifically correct visualizations of accreting black holes performed with state-of-the-art computer codes run on the most powerful supercomputers. These state-of-the-art simulations enable the most scientifically accurate black hole movie yet.

Ticket Pricing
FREE – in honor of Earth Day.
No admittance will be available after the show’s scheduled start time.


April 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Wiley Planetarium
Delta State University
Cleveland, MS 38733 United States
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