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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Cosmochemist Nan Liu

Nan Liu

After receiving an offer from the University of Chicago to study cosmochemistry, DTM postdoctoral fellow Nan Liu packed up and moved to the States. While at Chicago, Liu discovered her passion for studying presolar grains, or interstellar dust grains derived from dying stars dating back to before the formation of our Solar System. To her, the coolest thing she could imagine doing for a career was to hold tiny, interstellar fragments of dying stars in her hands every day. We talked to Liu about what she likes most about her field of research, and where she sees her career going in the future following her postdoc at DTM.

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In Memory of Sandra A. Keiser

Sandy Keiser

Sandra A. Keiser passed away the afternoon of March 17, 2017, at the age of 60. She was hired as a scientific computer programmer, with responsibilities in system management and software development support, on February 1, 1993, by then DTM Director Sean C. Solomon. She came to DTM from General Research Corporation, located in Vienna, VA, with over ten years of experience at both programming and system management.

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