European Southern Observatory Says “Groundbreaking” Milky Way News Coming May 12, 2022.


“The ‘groundbreaking’ news conference will be streamed online from the ESO website on May 12, 2022, with simultaneous press conferences organized around the world in Washington D.C., Santiago de Chile, Mexico City, Tokyo, and Taipei.”

— European Southern Observatory (ESO) April 28, 2022 Press Release

European Southern Observatory (ESO), Munich, Germany.
European Southern Observatory (ESO), Munich, Germany.

April 29, 2022 Munich, Germany – This week the European Southern Observatory in Munich, Germany, announced it will hold a press conference to present new “groundbreaking” and “pioneering” Milky Way information from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project that is an international science effort to capture images of black holes using a “virtual Earth-sized telescope.”

Date/Time:  The ESO press conference will begin at 9 AM Eastern Daylight Time and all other time zones around the world  on Thursday, May 12, 2022:

The news conference will be streamed online from the ESO website along with simultaneous press conferences around the world in Washington, D. C., Santiago de Chile, Mexico City, Tokyo and Taipei.  Reporters will be provided with “extensive supporting audiovisual material.”


Online Q & A for World Public on ESO YouTube Channel

After the press conference, the ESO YouTube Channel will host a 60-minute online event for the public to ask questions to six EHT experts:

  • Sera Markoff, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Michael Janssen, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Germany
  • Rocco Lico, Astrophysics Institute of Andalucía, Spain
  • Roman Gold, South Denmark University, Denmark
  • Violette Impellizzeri, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Ziri Younsi, University College London, UK

No registration is required. Members of the public will be able to ask questions on Twitter (#askEHTeu) or using comments on the ESO YouTube Channel:


What Could “Pioneering” and “Groundbreaking” News Be?

Perhaps a follow up to ESO’s April 10, 2019, headline:  “Astronomers Capture First Image of A Black Hole.”

ScienceAlerts, April 29, 2022.
ScienceAlerts, April 29, 2022.

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) scientists who made the April 29, 2022, announcement above also headlined back on April 10, 2019 below:

April 10, 2019, press release from the European Southern Observatory about first image ever of a black hole at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy 55 million light years from Earth in the Virgo galaxy cluster.

More Information In Earthfiles:

04-10-2019 – Black Holes – First Ever Image Attempts by Event Horizon Telescope
04-26-2018 – Scientists Trying for First Photo of Milky Way Galaxy’s Black Hole
06-27-2015 – Is Time An Illusion and the Future Already Written, As Einstein Thought?
06-29-2011 – Black Holes and Galaxies Grew Up Together in Early Universe
04-29-2011 – Cosmic Explosion So Strange Scientists Say It’s “Unprecedented”


European Space Observatory (ESO):

“Astronomers Are About to Make A Massive Announcement About Something in the Milky Way,” April 29, 2022, Science Alert:

“Astronomers Capture First Image of A Black Hole,” April 10, 2019, European Southern Observatory:

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