# EHT Observing Campaign 2020 Canceled Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak

The global array of telescopes connected into the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) was due to start observations at the end of March 2020 in order to expand and enhance the first set of results published approximately one year ago, including the first-ever image of a black hole in the galaxy M87. Regrettably, several participating...

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The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the award of a $12.7M grant to architect and design a next-generation Event Horizon Telescope (ngEHT). The principal investigator of this program is the EHT Founding Director, Sheperd Doeleman at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. The ngEHT will sharpen our focus on black holes, and let researchers move from still-imagery to real-time videos of space-time at the event horizon. The new award is aimed at solving the formidable technical and algorithmic challenges required to... Read more about Announcement of the Next Generation Event Horizon Telescope Design Program # Global Effort to Make First Black Hole Image Wins 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics The Breakthrough Foundation has announced today that the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration will receive the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, in recognition of their achievement of making the first image of a black hole in the galaxy Messier 87. The citation reads: “For the first image of a supermassive black hole, taken by means of an Earth-sized alliance of telescopes.” The$3 million prize will be split equally among all coauthors of the first six papers published by the EHT on April 10, 2019, which can be found...

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# Global Web Tour of EHT Observatories

The Event Horizon Telescope is a global network of synchronized radio observatories that work in unison to observe radio sources associated with black holes with angular resolution comparable to their event horizons. The required extreme resolving power makes scientists and engineers go to some of the most extreme environments on the Earth to collect data. On EHT social media pages, Twitter...