Black Hole

Black Hole First Picture is a fulldome planetarium film Evans & Sutherland in partnership with Radboud University and ESO and produced by Mirage3D. It features the human attempt to create the very first picture of a black hole with the Event Horizon Telescope. The Event Horizon Telescope consists of a network of 8 Radio telescopes at 6 remote locations in the world ranging from Europe, North and South America, Hawaii to Antarctica. For years, the Event Horizon Telescope has been staring into the hearts of the Milky Way and the galaxy Messier 87, trying to obtain a picture of the shadow of Sagittarius A*, our galaxy’s central supermassive black hole and the black hole M87*. A human story of two young astronomers is central in this film. They travel to remote locations to take part in this historic scientific mission to produce the first photo of a black hole.

Release date: 2020 April

Runtime: 25 minutes

Available formats: 8K, Fulldome 2D, Flatscreen, VR

Suitable for: College, General Audiences, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Available languages: English, German, French, Chinese, Japanese