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Dubliners Will Get A Chance To See A Black Hole Tonight


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In an event that is believed to be unique to Ireland, very large telescopes are being set up by Astronomy Ireland this to show the general public the galaxy that has the first ever photographed Black Hole at its centre.

This first black hole photo went viral when 200 astronomers from 40 countries used the latest technology to effective take a picture of something the size of an orange on the Moon

"The galaxy that the black hole is devouring is far too faint to be seen with the naked but large telescopes can show it 'live' and we don't believe any other group in the world has run such an event to show it the general public" said David Moore, Editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine who will give a short talk about the importance of this black hole photograph at the event.

"The Black Hole galaxy is a million billion times further away than the Moon and, even though it is trillions of times bigger than the Moon, it will still be a billion times fainter than the Moon. However, our telescopes are so powerful that we will be able to see the galaxy 'live' as I have done so myself using the telescopes we will have at the 'Black Hole & Moon Watch' event, just to check it is possible to see it from Ireland" said Mr. Moore.

EVENT DETAILS

Where: A.I. HQ: Unit B1, Centrepoint Business Park, Ballycoolin, Blanchardstown (map on website)

Time: 9:00pm

Website: www.astronomy.ie

Admission:  FREE


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