A Window to the Universe
The history of 20th century astronomy is inextricably linked to the Carnegie Observatories. From the revelation of the universe’s expansion to the discovery of dark energy, Carnegie Observatories scientists have transformed humankind’s understanding of the cosmos.
Carnegie astronomers are also playing a forefront role in developing the next generation Giant Magellan Telescope, currently under construction at our Last Campanas Observatory in Chile, as well as designing and building state-of-the-instruments that will enhance the capabilities of our entire suite of telescopes.
Our on-site machine shop means that Carnegie observers and theorists can work closely with engineers and machinists to advance the pace of discovery and drive breakthroughs at every scale of astronomy and astrophysics.