Watch the Event Horizon Telescope’s Milky Way discovery reveal online
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has discovered something amazing in the Milky Way galaxy – what its team calls a “breakthrough”. But what exactly that discovery is, we won’t find out until Thursday (May 12).
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team introduced the discovery online, but the full announcement will be made during a series of press conferences at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) held by organizations around the world. organized world. The Milky Way exploration events will also be streamed online for the public to see. Following the press conferences, both the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) will host independent questionnaires that will also be streamed online.
The EHT is a network of radio telescopes around the world that primarily study black holes. In 2019, the same EHT revealed a new discovery that turned out to be the first image of a black hole. Whatever the discovery, it’s sure to get attention. Below are details on the live webcasts that will broadcast the EHT announcements, as well as subsequent Q&A sessions.
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National Science Foundation
May 12, 9am EDT (1300 GMT)
NSF will hold its press conference in Washington, DC, with live video streaming on NSF website and the background of Facebook page.
European Southern Observatory
May 12, 3pm CEST (1300 GMT)
ESO, which operates several facilities involved in the Events Horizon Telescope observations, will hold its press conference in Garching bei München, Germany, on the outskirts of Munich. Live video will be played on ESO . website and it Youtube Channel.
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT)
May 12, 8am CDT (1300 GMT)
Mexico’s national science agency, CONACyT, will hold its press conference in Mexico City, and it will be broadcast on the agency. Youtube Channel.
ALMA Joint Observatory
May 12, 9am CLT (1300 GMT)
The ALMA Joint Observatory, which includes NRAO/NAOJ/ESO’s Atacama Large Millimeter/Millimetre Array (ALMA) and ESO’s Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX), both of which participate in the Telescope’s observational campaigns. Event Horizon, will host a press conference in Vitacura, Chile. Watch the live stream on ALMA . Observatory website
Q&A board after the announcement
National Science Foundation, 10:30 a.m. EDT (14:30 GMT)
Following the main announcement, NSF will hold a Q&A session with a panel of EHT researchers. It will be streamed on NSF website and the foundation of Facebook page
Inquiries from the European Southern Observatory, 4:30 p.m. CEST (14:30 GMT)
ESO will also hold a Q&A session with a group of EHT researchers that the public can follow Youtube Channel.
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