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Speak Softly and Carry a Knitting Needle: Sharing Stories of Nancy Grace Roman on Campus

Alycia and Nancy Thin

On May 20, 2020, NASA announced that the new Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), which is planned to launch sometime in the mid-2020s, will be named after Nancy Grace Roman. Roman was a pioneer in astronomy and astrophysics, was the first female executive and first Chief of Astronomy at NASA, and is widely known as the “mother” of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. She was also a friend of Carnegie’s Vera Rubin and the Earth and Planets Laboratory astronomy program.

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Job Opening: Communications and Digital Media Coordinator

Job Opening: Communications and Digital Media Coordinator

The Carnegie Institution for Science, Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus in Washington, D.C., is seeking a Communications and Digital Media Coordinator.

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Effort To Rename Next-Generation Telescope For Vera Rubin Advances House

Effort To Rename Next-Generation Telescope For Vera Rubin Advances House

The House approved a bill to name the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in honor of late Carnegie DTM scientist Vera Rubin.

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'It’s Like Being an Archaeologist But for the Solar System'

'It’s Like Being an Archaeologist But for the Solar System'

Maximilien Verdier-Paoletti talks about his cosmochemical research and how he became what could be compared to an archaeologist—but for the Solar System.

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Smithsonian to Share Erik Hauri’s Rocks with Scientific Community

Smithsonian to Share Erik Hauri’s Rocks with Scientific Community

The Smithsonian Institutions’ Department of Mineral Sciences visited DTM in mid-March, late May, and early June to coordinate the acquisition of the late Erik Hauri’s rock collection.

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Congress Introduces the Vera Rubin Survey Telescope Designation Act

Congress Introduces the Vera Rubin Survey Telescope Designation Act

On June 11, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR) introduced H.R. 3196, the “Vera Rubin Survey Telescope Designation Act.”

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