To celebrate the historic images of black hole M87, join us for a special screening of Christopher Nolan’s epic sci-fi blockbuster in glorious IMAX 15/70mm format.
Hosting the night's Q+A is Dr Harry Cliff, a particle physicist and lead curator of the Science Museum’s recent blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living with our Star. He will be joined 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 created what is considered the most realistic depiction of a black hole ever seen on screen.
Along with Franklin we’ll be joined via live 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 Cliff, 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.
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception), the Interstellar cast includes Oscar-winners Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine, and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain.