Live From Keck Observatory: The Supermassive Black Hole

Ethan Tweedie

Live From Keck Observatory: The Supermassive Black Hole

Thursday July 03, 2014
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a rare look into an observing run at the W. M. Keck Observatory, home of the two largest and most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth.

Both of the mighty 10-meter Keck Observatory telescopes will be steered by UCLA's Andrea Ghez and her team of observers from the UCLA Galactic Center Group for two nights to study the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. They will be studying an enigmatic object named G2, setting up a test for Einstein's General Relativity and gathering more data on what they describe as The Paradox of Youth: young objects paradoxically developing around the black hole.

Click HERE to watch. 

Evening of July 3rd

9 p.m. HST

12 a.m. (July 4th) Pacific

3 a.m. (July 4th) Eastern

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UCLA observers will work with MOSFIRE tonight. And UCI/UCB observers will work with NIRC2-LGS/NIRC2-NGS. Sun set 05:59:00pm rise 06:12:00am
Observers from UCR will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, UCI observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 06:00:00pm rise 06:12:00am
On Keck 1, we have UCR observers using LRIS-ADC. On Keck 2, we have Swinburne observers using ESI. Sun set 06:00:00pm rise 06:11:00am
CIT observers will use LRISP-ADC on Keck 1, and UCSC observers will use ESI on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:01:00pm rise 06:11:00am
Our guests tonight are observers from UCSC and Swinburne, using LRISP-ADC and DEIMOS respectively. Sun set 06:02:00pm rise 06:10:00am