European Infrastructures in the Event Horizon Telescope

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. In coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers revealed that they succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.

This video highlights the European contributions to this project, ranging from infrastructures such as ALMA, APEX, and the IRAM 30-meter Telescope to funding from ESO.

Credit:

ESO, IRAM, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), C. Malin (christophmalin.com), William Montgomerie/JCMT/EAO, B. Tafreshi (twanight.org), P. Horálek. BlackHoleCam/Radboud University/Cristian Afker/Cafker Productions, Junhan Kim (Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, University of Arizona), Glen Petitpas/SMA, M. Kornmesser, L. Calçada, IRAM/Cinedia, SMT/Used with permission from University of Arizona, David Harvey, photographer, James Lowenthal (Dept. of Astronomy, Smith College).

Produced by: ESO

About the Video

Id:eso1907j
Release date:10 April 2019, 15:07
Related releases:eso1907
Duration:01 m 17 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
Category:ALMA

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