Andy Briggs – How to photograph a Black Hole: the Story of the Event Horizon Telescope
9th Aug 2021 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
FREE PUBLIC TALK
In 2019, humanity’s first image of a black hole was revealed to the world. Join Andy Briggs as he reveals exactly how the image was acquired by the Event Horizon Telescope, and the technological challenges involved in producing what is undoubtedly one of the most iconic scientific images of all time.
Andy Briggs has spent the past 30 years communicating astronomy, astrophysics and information technology to people. You can hear his weekly astronomy and space news update, on Mondays, on the global internet radio channel AstroRadio, where he also contributes to other programmes. He has been active in many astronomy societies in the UK and is a frequent contributor to Astronomy Ireland magazine. Andy also lectures regularly on astrophysics-related themes such as gravitational waves and black holes. He lives in Catalonia, Spain, with his daughter.