Meet the Bonn VLBI Group

Anton Zensus and members of his research group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy  describe their journey over more than 30 years, advancing astronomical imaging with VLBI at millimeter wavelengths and in space, and how they played a major role in the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, which made the first image of a black hole in the Galaxy M87.

Lesch & Co Terra X

12. August 2020
Lesch & Co Terra X: Fragen und Antworten zu Schwarzen Löchern

Harald Lesch trifft Anton Zensus am Radioteleskop in Effelsberg und die beiden beantworten Fragen der YouTube Gemeinde zu Schwarzen Löchern und zum ersten Bild der Umgebung des Schwarzen Lochs in der Galaxie M87, das von der Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration gemacht wurde.

Terra X: Im Sog des Schwarzen Lochs

In dieser ZDF Doku aus der Reihe Terra X: Faszination Universum erklärt Harald Lesch Schwarze Löcher und spricht mit Anton Zensus am 100m Radioteleskop in Effelsberg (Erstsendung am 27.9.2020).

Chat with an Astronomer

Anton Zensus interviewed by doctoral researcher Laila Linke about his science and career.

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Talking Science

15. Juni 2020
“Talking Science”

Anton Zensus speaking about the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and how he became an Astrophysicist. An interview with Erdem Adigüzel at the University of Groningen Honours College.

Cloud Unternehmer Tag

Kameha Grand Hotel, Bonn – 15 Januar 2020
Podiumsdiskussion “Gut-Besser-Exzellenz” mit Anton Zensus, Annette Lux, Jörg Haas, Michael Hoch, Tobias Kollmann und Hubertus Hille

Cloud Unternehmer Tag

Kameha Grand Hotel, Bonn – 15 Januar 2020
Anton Zensus im Interview zur Exzellenz in der Forschung und zu Erfolgsfaktoren internationaler Zusammenarbeit 

EHT 2019

European Commission, Berlaymont, Brussels – 10 April 2019
Anton Zensus, Founding Board Chair of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, gives his Summary Remarks at the Press Conference announcing the first image of a black hole. The event was simulcast in six parallel press conferences in Brussels, Taipei, Tokyo, Santiago de Chile, Shanghai and Waschington-DC and numerous parallel events and the image reached a global audience.

Frontiers of Science

Museum of Natural History, Mexico City – 28 February 2018
Keynote address by Anton Zensus and discussion with David Hughes

European Southern Observatory (ESO)

This film explores the efforts that led to this historic image, from the science of Einstein and Schwarzschild to the struggles and successes of the EHT collaboration.


Anton coordinates RadioNet – a collaboration of Europe’s premier radio astronomy facilities enabling cutting edge research.

IMPRS for Astronomy & Astrophysics Bonn

In this film, the IMPRS for Astronomy & Astrophysics is looking for bright and motivated doctoral researchers. Interested? Apply here