After the fire: An update from Mt. Wilson

On September 6, 2020, the Bobcat Fire started in the San Gabriel Mountains. Within a week, it had burned about 38,000 acres and was soon threatening the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, which is home to the historic telescopes Edwin Hubble used to prove the existence of other galaxies and the...

Most-distant galaxy helps elucidate the early universe

Pasadena, CA— New work from an international team of astronomers including Carnegie’s Gregory Walth improves our understanding of the most-distant known astrophysical object— GN-z11, a galaxy 13.4 billion light-years from Earth.

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...

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