Beletsky's Lunar Eclipse is NASA Photo of the Day

Yuri Beletsky's recent image of  the lunar eclipse at  Carnegie's Las Campanas Observatory has been published by NASA as the Astronomy Picture of the Day, October 1, 2015. The total lunar eclipse happened September 28, 2015.

Carnegie’s Stephen Shectman to Receive Muhlmann Award

Pasadena, CA— Astronomer and instrumentation expert Stephen Shectman of the Carnegie Observatories has been selected to receive the Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, “for important research results based upon development of ground

Telescope first: Magellan Adaptive Optics Eyepiece Observing

Two nights ago, for the first time in history, astronomers from University of Arizona and Carnegie's Yuri Beletsky at Las Campanas Observatory used the Clay Magellan telescope together with Magellan Adaptive Optics (MagAO) to look at the sky through an eyepiece at the ful