Traveling through time and space & Doing timey wimy stuff.

Located in the Heart of Hong Kong central of Victoria Harbour in which locate looking at the iconic Megatroplis HongKong Island city landscape from the opposite is the Hong Kong Space Museum  香港太空館 in which located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China –People’s Republic of China..  in which is one of the most international iconic buildings architecturally due to its hemispheric round dome in which is iconic known as one of Hong Kong’s local most cherish bread pastries the Pineapple Bun – Bolo Bao due to the pineapple ceramic texturing tiles of the dome structure that resembles the delicious texturing of the Pineapple Bun .. In which on In June 2014, the Hong Kong Government listed the pineapple bun as a part of Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage. … Despite the name, it does not traditionally contain pineapple; rather, the name refers to the look of the characteristic topping (which resembles the texture of a pineapple)……

On 21st May 2022 Saturday at 12 midday Hong Kong SAR – Beijing Time ….  A two hour Lecture speaker was live stream from Hong Kong Space Museum Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum perform in the Cantonese Dialect on Regardingly On凝望銀河中心-探索超級黑洞人馬座A*之秘 | Sagittarius A*: the Supermassive Black Hole at our Galactic Center….

On 12 May, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) revealed the first image or shadow of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). It is also the second black hole ever to be “seen” in human history.

EHT started observing the two black holes lurking at the centre of the M87 galaxy and the Milky Way in 2017. Sgr A*, our nearest black hole neighbour in the heart of our galaxy, is about 27,000 light-years away from Earth. Being about 2,000 times closer to Earth than the M87 black hole, the Sgr A* black hole should be an easier target to observe. However, why would its image come three years after the first image of the distant M87 galaxy? What are the challenges and difficulties of discovering, observing, and analysing this mysterious supermassive black hole?

In this lecture, we are honoured to have Prof Chan Chi-kwan, a member of the EHT team from Hong Kong, and the Associate Professor from the University of Arizona to introduce the characteristics of Sgr A* black hole and explain how to render the black hole image from mammoth amounts of data. The lecture will be live-streamed on the Space Museum’s YouTube Channel too. Therefore, whether you stay home or come to our Museum, you can also get to know this astronomy breakthrough with us!


「事件視界望遠鏡」計劃 (Event Horizon Telescope, EHT) 喺5月12日公布超級黑洞人馬座A* (Sagittarius A*, Sgr A*) 嘅第一張剪影影像,亦都係是人類史上第二個「睇」到嘅黑洞。







Images and visuals are from the Hong Kong Space Museum -香港太空館 Hong Kong Space Museum –- 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR- China- People’s Republic of China …..

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