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Powehi Black Hole Presentation

Posted by Sherry B on Friday, 12 April 2019, at 4:57 a.m.
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Two Mauna Kea telescopes were instrumental in creating the first photo ever of a massive black hole.

The community is invited to learn more about this remarkable achievement at a public forum on Friday, April 12 (this evening), at 6:00PM at the UH Hilo College of Hawaiian Language (113 Nowelo Street), just makai of Imiloa Astronomy Center. Free admission. And for those not close to Hilo, the informational event will livestream at

Participants include Jessica Dempsey, Deputy Directory of the East Asian Observatory/ James Clerk Maxwell Telescope; Geoffrey Bower, Chief Scientist for Academics Sinica (Taiwan) for the Submillimeter Array; Doug Simons, Executive Director of Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope; and Uncle Larry Kimura from the College of Hawaiian Language to talk about the Hawaiian naming. Bring your questions.

The forum moderator is Sherry Bracken of KWXX Radio and Hawaii Public Radio.


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