To celebrate the historic images of black hole M87, the Science Museum is hosting a special screening of Christopher Nolan’s epic sci-fi blockbuster. Experience the film in glorious IMAX 15/70mm format, introduced by Oscar-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Paul Franklin and Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team member Professor Sera Markoff.
Nominated for four BAFTAs and five Academy Awards, Interstellar is widely regarded as one of the most ambitious and visually stunning science fiction blockbusters of its time. With the guiding hand of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne and led by Paul Franklin, the film's VFX team succeeded in creating what is considered the most realistic depiction of a black hole ever seen on screen. Along with Franklin we’ll be joined live via video link by Sera Markoff, Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam.
Sera is a member of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, which recently gave us our first ever image of a black hole 500 million trillion kilometres away, and also sits on the EHT Science Council. Together with Markoff and Franklin, we will reflect on the momentous achievement of the Event Horizon Telescope ahead of a screening of Interstellar in its stunning IMAX film format.
Wednesday 29th of May, 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tube: South Kensington (6 min walk)
Train: West Brompton Station (28 min walk)