Rijksmuseum Boerhaave: Towards the Black Hole

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On March 21, 2024, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave in Leiden will open a new exhibition: Towards the Black Hole. Mysterious places in the cosmos that engulf everything, and from which nothing, not even light, can escape. They may be the most thrilling phenomena in the universe, and even scientists have yet to fully comprehend them.

Step by Step Guide through this fascinating subject

Everyone has heard of black holes and has some idea about them. The exciting, extreme characteristics of these places have inspired numerous stories, films, and games. Research has been conducted for decades, and the first image of a black hole is still fresh in our memories. But what exactly are black holes? Are they truly dangerous? Should we fear black holes? Is a black hole really a hole? In this new exhibition at Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, you will be guided step by step through this fascinating subject, so that by the end of your visit, you will have come a little closer to the black hole.