Time: 19:00-21:30, August 17, 2018 (Admission time starts at 18:30)

Venue: ASIAA Auditorium, 1F AS/NTU Astronomy-Mathematics Building (inside NTU main campus)

Organizers: ASIAA and FUTUVlSION computer graphics Inc.

Website: https://sites.google.com/asiaa.sinica.edu.tw/glt20180817

Contact: Dr. Mei-Yin Chou, 886-2-2366-5415,cmy@asiaa.sinica.edu.tw

 

The premiere of the Greenland Telescope (GLT) documentary, “The Telescope on the Top of the World: Imaging black holes from Greenland”, will be held in the ASIAA Auditorium, 1F AS/NTU Astronomy-Mathematics Building, on Aug 17th evening.

The documentary is a collaborative project between Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) and FUTUVlSION computer graphics Inc., recording the process of GLT construction. The Greenland Telescope is currently the only submillimeter wave astronomical observation station in the Arctic Circle. The telescope itself is a 12-meter radio antenna that was originally built as a prototype for the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) project in North America. In 2011, the U.S. National Science Foundation awarded this 12-meter radio antenna to this team of collaborating scientists to deploy and operate in Greenland.

Under the leadership of ASIAA, the telescope was refitted to adapt and operate in extreme cold weather and moved to Greenland. Over the past year, this team of scientists braved frigid temperatures to successfully set up this new radio telescope in Greenland in 2017. And in April 2018, the team joined the international effort to observe large-scale black holes. In the future, this telescope designed to detect radio waves from stars, galaxies and black holes is expected to make history by taking the very first shadow image of a supermassive black hole.

The premiere event of the GLT documentary will also invite the Academician Paul Ho and Dr. Chi-Wei Huang of the GLT team to answer questions. If the sky is clear, the ASIAA EPO team will also host a stargazing activity in that evening. Everyone is welcome to join!