Postdoc Spotlight: Alexander Ji

What questions are you pursuing in your career? The questions that drive me are about the first stars and galaxies--those that formed in the first billion years of the universe. Right after the Big Bang the universe is kind of boring, but then about 150 million years afterwards, the first stars...

Carnegie’s Shectman and Weinberger inaugural AAS Fellows

Washington, DC— Carnegie astronomers Stephen Shectman and Alycia Weinberger were selected for the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Astronomical Society in recognition of their “extraordinary achievement and service” to the field. 

Summer students’ science communication skills put to the test

Next month, most of the 2019 cohort of Observatories summer students will present posters of their work at the American Astronomical Society's 235th meeting. This will be an important culmination of one of the program's top goals—building the participants' science communications skills. Over the...

Letter from the Director: December 2019

Dear Friends, As another year comes to an end, it's nice to reflect on all that we have accomplished during the past 12 months. In 2019, we witnessed the shredding of a star by a black hole and found another star that experienced a similar black-hole encounter with Sagittarius A* at the center of...

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