Letter from the Director: June 2018

Photo of the twin Magellan Telescopes open at dusk atop Cerro Las Campanas.  Photo by Matias del Campo. 
Dear Friends, As many of you know, I was asked by the Carnegie Board of Trustees in December to serve as Interim Co-President for the Carnegie Institution for Science along with my colleague Yixian Zheng, Director of Carnegie's Embryology Department. The last six months have been a great adventure...

Las Campanas Observations: Winter Solstice 2018

Exoplanets across LCO The discovery and characterization of planets beyond our own Solar System, called exop lanets , is an area of study that allows the people and facilities at Las Campanas Observatory to demonstrate their spectacular ability to work together for a common cause. Exoplanet...

Las Campanas astronomers take on light pollution

Washington, DC—A group of astronomers from Carnegie’s Las Campanas Observatory including Mark Phillips and Guillermo Blanc, along with Miguel Roth from the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, presented the case against light pollution to Chilean author

Letter from the Director: March 2018

Photos of the Carnegie DTM flag flying on top of the brigatine Carnegie in 1928 [left] and on the International Space Station in 2016 [right]. Photos courtesy DTM Archives and Robert S. Kimbrough/NASA ISS Dear Friends, I hope 2018 is finding you well. The spring edition of our Carnegie...