Deep Space LIVE: Black Holes Revealed – About the Visibility of the Invisible

Thu 16 May 2019 / 19:00 – 20:00

(Linz, May 14, 2019) Their gravity is so strong that they swallow whole stars and planets, even bend the space around them in such a strong way that no light can escape. We are talking about black holes. Until recently, only artworks could illustrate this physical phenomenon. In April 2019, researchers of the Event Horion telescope network succeeded for the first time in taking a photograph of a black hole and the light ring surrounding it. Thursday evening, May 16, astrophotographer Dietmar Hager at Deep Space LIVE explains the validity of space and time and tells the story of the great efforts that underlie the creation of this sensational photograph. Afterwards, visitors can look forward to a journey through space in 3D. Start is at 7 pm.

Astrophotographer Dietmar Hager
Dietmar Hager is a doctor and astrophotographer. He has been involved in astrophotography for over 20 years and publishes photographs in international journals and textbooks. Since the beginning of 2011, he has been working for the Ars Electronica Center as an astronomical consultant.

Deep Space LIVE
The Ars Electronica Center hosts a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 7 PM. Each presentation features ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and is accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, or musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the nano-world or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.

Reise durch das Weltall / Fotocredit: rubra / Printversion

Black Holes @ Deep Space LIVE / Fotocredit: Ars Electronica / Robert Bauernhansl / Event Horizon Telescope network / Printversion