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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MOSFIRE and NIRC2-LGS are the instruments tonight. Observers are from CIT-Y and UCSD. Sun set 06:38:00pm rise 06:29:00am
The sky is ready for MOSFIRE and NIRC2-NGS. Our observers from KECK/UCSC and CIT are also ready. Sun set 06:37:00pm rise 06:31:00am
Keck 1 MOSFIRE is scheduled with CIT observers. Keck 2 NIRC2-LGS is scheduled for UH observers. Sun set 06:37:00pm rise 06:32:00am
We are setting up MOSFIRE on Keck 1 for CIT observers, NIRC2-LGS on Keck 2 for UH observers. Sun set 06:37:00pm rise 06:32:00am