The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has detected something incredible in the Milky Way galaxy, something his team calls “groundbreaking.” But what exactly that discovery is, we won’t know until Thursday (May 12).
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team teased the discovery online, but the full announcement will be made during a series of press conferences at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) hosted by institutions around the world. The Milky Way discovery events will also be streamed online for the public to view. Following the press conferences, both the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) will host separate question-and-answer panels that will also be streamed online.
The EHT is a network of radio telescopes around the world that mainly studies black holes. In 2019, the EHT also teased a new discovery that turned out to be the first image of a black hole. Regardless of what the discovery is, it is bound to be fascinating. Below are details of the live webcasts that will broadcast the EHT announcements, as well as the Q&A sessions afterward.
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National Science Foundation Webcast
May 12, 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT)
The NSF will hold its press conference in Washington, DC, with live video streaming online at NSF website and the foundation Facebook page.
European Southern Observatory Webcast
May 12, 15:00 CEST (13:00 GMT)
ESO, which operates some of the facilities involved in the Event Horizon Telescope observations, will hold its press conference in Garching bei München, Germany, outside Munich. Live video will be streamed on the ESO website And it is Youtube channel.
Webcast of the National Council of Science and Technology
May 12, 8 a.m. 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’s channel. Youtube channel.
Alma Observatory EHT Discovery Webcast
May 12, 09:00 CLT (13:00 GMT)
The Joint ALMA Observatory, comprising NRAO/NAOJ/ESO’s Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESO’s Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX), both participating in the Event Horizon Telescope’s observing campaigns, will host his press conference Conference in Vitacura, Chile. Watch the live stream on ALMA Observatory website
EHT post-announcement Q&A panels
National Science Foundation, 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT)
Following the main announcement, the NSF will host a question and answer session with a panel of EHT researchers. It will be streamed online at NSF website and the foundation Facebook page
European Southern Observatory Q&A, 4:30 pm CEST (1430 GMT)
ESO will also host a question and answer session with a panel of EHT researchers that the public can view on their Youtube channel.