(BIVN) – A public talk is being held this evening at Haleʻōlelo in Hilo concerning the groundbreaking results from the Event Horizon Telescope, announced this week, that introduced the world to the first ever image of a black hole.
The talk will feature Dr. Jessica Dempsey – deputy director of East Asian Observatory’s James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, Geoff Bower – chief scientist for Hawai’i operations of Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Doug Simons – Executive Director of the Canada France Hawaiʻi Telescope, and Dr. Larry Kimura – associate professor at University of Hawai’i at Hilo Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikolani College of Hawaiian Language.
Dr. Kimura is the man who named the object, Pōwehi, in collaboration with the Maunakea Observatories – the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Submillimeter Array – that helped the Event Horizon Telescope image the distant object, over 50 million light years away.
The event is being livestreamed by UH-Hilo, and can be seen above.
by Big Island Video News
HILO, Hawaiʻi - A public talk is occuring Friday night at UH Hilo's Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language to discuss Pōwehi, the first black hole to be photographed.