Trent Perrotto
Headquarters, Washington           
June 8, 2011
NASA Announces Televised Black Hole Press Conference
WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 15, to discuss new discoveries about giant black holes in the early universe.

The event will be in the NASA Headquarters Webb auditorium located at 300 E Street SW in Washington. NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast the event live.

The panelists for the announcement are:
-- Wilt Sanders, Chandra program scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington

-- Ezequiel Treister, astrophysicist, University of Hawaii at Manoa
-- Kevin Schawinski, astrophysicist, Yale University, New Haven
-- Priya Natarajan, professor, Yale University
-- Mitchell Begelman, professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

Reporters may attend the event, join by phone, or ask questions from participating NASA locations. To RSVP or obtain dial-in information, journalists must contact Trent Perrotto at trent.j.perrotto@nasa.gov with their name, media affiliation and work telephone number by 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:


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