Letter from the Director: September 2020

Dear Friends, I hope you are safe and well. As I write this letter, The Observatories' staff is still working from home. In some ways, astronomers were better prepared for working remotely than many others, given that most of our work is done on our laptops. Still, working at home does present many...

The CASSI program goes digital

Student interns have been an important part of the Carnegie Observatories community for more than a decade, enriching campus life and expanding a network of alumni around the country and even the world. This year due to the ongoing COVID-19 response, many astronomy summer internship programs were...

Our Huntington Lecture Series resumes—digitally!

Each year Carnegie Observatories organizes a series of free public lectures on current astronomical topics. These lectures are given by astronomers from the Observatories as well as other research institutions and are held in the Rothenberg Auditorium at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and...

Zoom Past the Moon: The Observatories' first virtual field trip

In May, we told you about some of the ways our scientists are responding to the COVID-19 crisis . In that article, we introduced the Zoom Past the Moon program that Observatories Staff Scientist Juna Kollmeier was developing to connect astronomers with elementary school classes for short lessons on...

Filling in 11 billion years of the universe’s expansion history

Pasadena, CA— Filling in the most-significant gaps in our understanding of the universe’s history, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) released Sunday a comprehensive analysis of the largest three-dimensional map of the cosmos ever created.

Letter from the Director: May 2020

Dear Friends, This spring has been a challenging time for all of us with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many of you, our scientists and support staff have been working at home since mid-March. At around that same time, we also made the unprecedented decision to temporarily close down...

Summer student excellence recognized

Last month three alumni from the Observatories’ prestigious summer student program were recognized with various honors for their scholarship and independent research projects. “These awards illustrate the caliber of students who are selected for our rigorous summer program, as well as the quality...

Observatories Scientists Respond to COVID-19 Crisis

During this global crisis, Carnegie Observatories astronomers are stepping up and finding different ways to lend their expertise to various volunteer and charitable efforts helping frontline healthcare workers, area schools, and other members of the community. Experts from our instrumentation team...

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