Black Holes, Space Warps and Time Machines: What the Movie “Interstellar” was Really About
13:00, Saturday 28 May 2016 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Although black holes have become part of our everyday language, few people really understand the exciting science ideas behind the science fiction. You will learn why falling into a black hole is definitely a once-in- a-lifetime experience, how black holes make a serious kind of time machine possible, and how new instruments have allowed astronomers to detect the presence of these elusive dark objects in our Galaxy and beyond. We’ll finish by connecting the properties of black holes to the complicated plot in the recent film “Interstellar” – the first movie to have a black hole expert involved from the beginning.