Live From Keck Observatory: The Supermassive Black Hole – Keck Observatory hosts the UCLA Galactic Center Group

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Enjoy this rebroadcast of a rare observing run at the W. M. Keck Observatory, home of the two largest and most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth.

On the evening of July 3, 2014, both of the mighty 10-meter Keck Observatory telescopes were steered by Dr. Andrea Ghez and her team of observers from the UCLA Galactic Center Group to study the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. They studied an enigmatic object named G2, set up tests for Einstein's General Relativity and gathered more data on what they describe as The Paradox of Youth: objects unexpectedly developing around the black hole.

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HIRESR and NIRSPEC are the instruments tonight. Observers are from CIT and CIT. Sun set 06:56:00pm rise 05:41:00am
Tonight's schedule is MOSFIRE on Keck 1 and NIRSPEC on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from UCLA and CIT. Sun set 06:56:00pm rise 05:42:00am
Watch tonight! We don't know what they are going to say, but think this is an issue we should all weight in on. bit.ly/1PcefIJ
The sky is ready for MOSFIRE and NIRSPEC. Our observers from UCLA and CIT are also ready. Sun set 06:55:00pm rise 05:42:00am
Keck 1 MOSFIRE is scheduled with UCLA observers. Keck 2 NIRC2-LGS is scheduled for KECK observers. Sun set 06:55:00pm rise 05:43:00am