Checking up on Einstein

This year, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the British Solar Eclipse expedition of 1919. This 4-minute film explores the expedition's observations of the gravitational deflection of light near the Sun, and their significance as the first successful test of Einstein's general theory of relativity — after all, this was what catapulted Einstein to world fame! The film includes custom-made, fully relativistic simulations of light propagation in the vicinity of a black hole.

A German version is available.


Haus der Astronomie

About the Video

Release date:17 May 2019, 13:43
Duration:04 m 08 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Eclipse
Solar System


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