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John Graham, Expert on Young Stars, Dead at 79

John Graham, Expert on Young Stars, Dead at 79

Carnegie astronomer John Graham—who also served during different periods as both Vice President and Secretary of the American Astronomical Society—died at home in Washington, D.C., September 13 after a battle with brain cancer.

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When is a Star Not a Star?

When is a Star Not a Star?

The line that separates stars from brown dwarfs may soon be clearer thanks to new work led by Carnegie’s Serge Dieterich.

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DTM Staff Scientist Erik Hauri Passes Away

DTM Staff Scientist Erik Hauri Passes Away

Although cut unfairly short, Erik Hauri made the most of his life and leaves behind a loving family and a record of major contributions to the understanding of the natural world around us.

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August 2018 Newsletter

August 2018 Newsletter

As Washington stews in its typically extreme August heat and humidity, the month has proven to be a very active one at DTM with some good, and some not so good, news to report.

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Stellar "Swarms" Help Astronomers Understand the Evolution of Stars

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New work from Carnegie's Jonathan Gagné and the American Museum of Natural History's Jacqueline Faherty identified nearly a thousand potential members and 31 confirmed members of stellar associations.

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Excavation begins on Giant Magellan Telescope site in Chile

Excavation begins on Giant Magellan Telescope site in Chile

GMTO has announced the start of hard rock excavation for the Giant Magellan Telescope's massive concrete pier and the foundations for the telescope's enclosure on its site at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

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