Postdoc Spotlight: Tom Holoien

We talked to Tom Holoien, a Carnegie Fellow since 2017, about finding dying stars and his unusual path to becoming an astronomer.

Letter from the Director: September 2018

Viscacha at sunset
Dear Friends, September is always an exciting time at The Observatories. This is the month each year when most of our new postdocs begin their positions at Carnegie. For those of you not familiar with the term, postdocs are young scientists who have completed their doctoral studies and are further...

Astronomers Win Carnegie Venture Grants

Magellan telescope at night. Picture by Yuri Beletsky
Five astronomers have won three Carnegie Science Venture Grants in the past year. Carnegie Science Venture Grants bring together researchers from different backgrounds to tackle new questions that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Andrew McWilliam and Johanna Teske are collaborating on a...

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...