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Galactic Center Workshop Ringberg 2007

GC 2007

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Celebrating 15 years of precision astronomy in the Galactic Center - Hot topics and observational challenges

Workshop at Schloss Ringberg (Ringberg Castle), Bavaria, Germany
June 17 - 23, 2007

HKL color mosaic of the Galactic Center

In 1992, the first observations of a star in a close orbit around the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Center were obtained. Today we know that this star, S2, has an orbital period of 15 years, so in 2007 we can celebrate the first completely observed revolution of S2.

This "anniversary" is the motive for organizing this workshop. The main focus of the conference will be on stellar dynamics in the Galactic Center. Additionally, a full day will be dedicated to the topic of Sagittarius A*.

Schloss Ringberg (Ringberg Castle)

Ringberg Castle provides an excellent conference facility for a relatively small number of participants, allowing for intense discussions and fruitful exchange of ideas. The location, in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps and overlooking the Tegernsee, is beautiful and peaceful.

For more details please have a look at the castle webpage. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the LOC via .

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