Remote observing at Mount Wilson

Normally, toward the end of the semester, Glendale Community College Professor Jenny Krestow would be taking her astronomy students to Mount Wilson Observatory for a session with the historic 60-inch telescope. Unfortunately, the pandemic and Bobcat fire made that impossible. So instead, on the...

Discovered: The most distant known quasar with a bright radio emission

Pasadena, CA— The Magellan Baade telescope at Carnegie’s Las Campanas Observatory played an important role in the discovery of the most-distant known quasar with a bright radio emission, which was announced by a Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heide

Letter from the Director: December 2020

Dear Friends, I hope you are safe and well. As this year comes to a close, I reflect on the challenges of 2020 and how proud I am of the Observatories’ staff for adjusting to these strange times. Despite all of the hurdles created by the pandemic, we have managed to accomplish great science and...