Free Planetarium Show November 3

Posted on 10/31/22 8:22 AM

How can it be possible to take a picture of a black hole when light cannot escape? How can one even be detected? It has taken a hundred years to understand that black holes exist and how to study and measure them. Come to a free program at the IUP planetarium to review this history and see the pictures, along with a view of the current night sky. The show is at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2022.

More information about the Planetarium, including the full schedule for the 2022–23 academic year, can be found on the IUP Planetarium website.

The planetarium is on the east side of Weyandt Hall (the side away from the Oak Grove). Doors open 15 minutes before each show. Seating for the shows is first-come, first-seated; it's not feasible for us to take advance reservations. If you want to bring a large group [i.e., 10 or more people], please contact us so we can discuss how to accommodate you, as seating is limited. 724-357-5626, 724-357-2379, or kcoles@iup.edu.

Image of black hole in M87 made by the Event Horizon Telescope (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Image of black hole in M87 made by the Event Horizon Telescope (NASA/JPL-Caltech)