Supermassive Black Holes: Uncovering the Invisible

Leading scientists in observational and theoretical studies of black holes and galaxies, industrial experts in cutting-edge big technologies, and professionals in science dissemination have been brought together to set up research projects which will combine the latest state-of-the-art observations, numerical simulations and innovative analytic tools to compare theory with observation, and shed light on the physics of black hole formation in the context of galaxy evolution. This planetarium show presents the environments of the black holes in an impressive and understandable way to the audience.

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Film Credits

Film Director: Theofanis Matsopoulos (
Script/Scientific Advisors: Prof. David Alexander, Dr. Cristina Ramos Almeida, Dr. Silvia Bonoli, Prof. Marcella Brusa, Prof. Klaus Dolag, Dr. Antonis Georgakakis, Dr. Andrea Lapi, Nicolas Matsopoulos Msc, Prof Joop Schaye, Prof. Francesco Shankar, Prof. Carolin Villforth
Narration: Gregory Patrick Karr
Produced by: BiD4BEST  (Which is a consortium of: University of Southampton, University of Durham, Donostia International Physics Center, Università di Bologna, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, National Observatory of Athens, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi, Intituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Leiden Observatory, University of Bath)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860744.


BiD4BEST/T. Matsopoulos


Translation credits:

Japanese: KATO Osamu / Altair LLC
Chinese (Mandarin): Taipei Astronomical Museum

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About the Video

Release date:23 January 2024, 17:11
Duration:21 m 30 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Black hole
Type:Unspecified : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole
Quasars and Black Holes


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