2019-11

Press Conference on First Result from Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Project
Release No.: 
2019-11
For Release: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 12:30pm
SMA

What: Press conference on first result from Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 9:00 am

Who: National Science Foundation Director France Córdova
Sheperd Doeleman, EHT Director, Harvard University Senior Research Fellow, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
Daniel Marrone, University of Arizona, Department of Astronomy, Steward Observatory
Avery Broderick, University of Waterloo, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Sera Markoff, Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy & GRAPPA, University of Amsterdam

Where: The National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold a press conference to announce a groundbreaking result. A global network of telescopes has been working to capture first-ever image of a black hole. The event will also be streamed live online.

More information: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298155&org=NSF&from=news

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory. CfA scientists, organized into six research divisions, study the origin, evolution and ultimate fate of the universe.

For more information, contact:

Peter Edmonds
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
(617) 496-1917
pedmonds@cfa.harvard.edu

Tyler Jump
Public Affairs
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
+1 617-495-7462
tyler.jump@cfa.harvard.edu