Postdoc Spotlight: Planetary Geophysicist Miki Nakajima

Miki Nakajima

Miki Nakajima was born and raised in a "small" town in Tokyo. It was unusual, she says, for Japanese people (especially women) to study and work in the US long-term. But ever since she was in junior high she wanted to be a scientist. Today, she is doing interdisciplinary work building theoretical models alongside world-renown experts while mentoring and encouraging the next generation of Japanese students to break out of their shells and explore new worlds, just like she did. 


Job Opening: IT Specialist and Scientific Programmer

Lick Observatory

DTM is currently looking to hire a highly qualified and motivated computational scientist whose primary responsibility will be to provide information technology support for the DTM astronomy group, but who is also willing and capable of supporting the scientific endeavors of the group. 


Leopoldo Infante Appointed Director of Carnegie's Las Campanas Observatory

Las Campanas

The Carnegie Observatories announces the appointment of Professor Leopoldo Infante of Pontifica Universidad Católica (PUC) de Chile to direct the Las Campanas Observatories (LCO), high in the Atacama Desert in Chile. He will take the job July 31, 2017, succeeding Carnegie astronomer Mark Phillips who stepped in as interim LCO director when the previous director, Miguel Roth, retired in 2014. 


Job Opening: Postdoctoral Position in Presolar Grains

Hubble's Panoramic View of a Turbulent Star-Making Region

Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral research position to conduct studies on the origin of presolar stardust grains in meteorites at DTM.


Carnegie Science Endorses the March for Science

March for Science

Carnegie Institution for Science President Matthew Scott announces the endorsement of the March for Science on April 22, 2017, in Washington, DC, around the country, and around the world.


March 2017 Letter from the Director

Sandy Keiser

Normally March brings warming temperatures and bountiful flowers to the campus, but this year Spring was marked with snow and sadness on the passing of our long-time colleague Sandy Keiser. In his latest Letter from the Director, Richard Carlson reflects on Sandy's tenure at DTM, and the unique qualities she contributed both to our astronomy group and the campus as a whole.