Las Campanas Observations: Vernal Equinox 2017

Desierto Florido... Following record rains and winter snowstorms in June, July, August, and September, the observatory is verdant and the desert is in bloom at the start of spring. The flowering desert has also lead to abundant wildlife sharing our mountain as witnessed by the MagAO team on their...

Letter from the Director: September 2017

The 100-inch Hooker telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory, California. Photo by Cynthia Hunt. Dear Friends of Carnegie Observatories, I hope you had a healthy and happy summer. As with many of you, the highlight of my summer was witnessing the Great American Eclipse on August 21st. Many of our...

Carnegie's Solar Eclipse Trip

Silhouette of a viscacha at sunset at Las Campanas Observatory by Tom Connor
Sixteen hours of driving is a lot. That’s how long it took us to drive the 888 miles from Pasadena, California to Mackay, Idaho.

Las Campanas Observations: Winter Solstice 2017

Winter is coming... ...a little early in May this year with a strong storm front that delivered two years worth of rain in less than two days to La Serena along with a light blanket of snow across LCO. Wonderful long nights have had observations interrupted by strong winds and high humidity on...

Letter from the Director: June 2017

Star trails above the thirty millimeter telescope (TMMT) at Las Campanas Observatory. Photo by Rachael Beaton. Below: Carnegie-Princeton Fellow Eduardo Bañados and Nashman Fellow Stephanie Tonnesen. Dear Friends of Carnegie Observatories, This issue marks our fourth edition of our digital...

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