24th October 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Space Museum is set to captivate visitors with a new and immersive experience as it launches its latest special exhibition, “Black Hole: The Information Barrier,” commencing tomorrow, 25th October. Delving into the mysterious depths of black holes, this extraordinary exhibition aims to unlock the secrets of these cosmic enigmas.
The concept of black holes was initially posited by scientists more than two centuries ago, theorizing that their gravitational pull was so formidable that not even light could escape. However, it took several decades of extensive research before a consensus regarding their existence was reached. Eventually, concrete evidence emerged, confirming the reality of these celestial voids. Astonishingly, black holes not only play a pivotal role in the evolution of the universe but also hold the key to unravelling its profound mysteries.
Spanning seven distinct zones, the exhibition will trace the historical trajectory of black hole research, unravel the intricate anatomy of these enigmatic entities, and explore their captivating life cycles. Furthermore, visitors will have the opportunity to gain insights into the latest advancements in black hole research through the work of local scholars.
The exhibition offers a multitude of interactive exhibits designed to provide an immersive experience. Visitors can simulate the sensation of plunging into a black hole, as well as listen to the haunting sounds converted from the gravitational waves generated by these cosmic phenomena. Additionally, attendees can engage with 3D puzzles to understand the technology behind capturing images of black holes and grasp the scientific principles underlying the detection of gravitational waves. Moreover, the exhibition delves into the mind-boggling black hole information paradox, prompting contemplation on the potential utilization of black holes as a new resource.
The awe-inspiring exhibition will be located at the foyer of the Hong Kong Space Museum, situated at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Opening its doors on 25th October, the exhibition will run until 27th May, 2024, allowing ample time for visitors to immerse themselves in the world of black holes. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Hong Kong Space Museum will also present astronomy film shows and lectures centred around black holes.