Job Opening: Communications & Digital Media Coordinator

Digital Media

DTM is seeking a Communications and Digital Media Coordinator to play a critical role in utilizing online tools and platforms to effectively communicate DTM’s broad breadth of science. The ideal applicant must have a strong communications strategy and messaging skills, as well as an eye for design and eagerness to take on new tasks. The position requires writing, designing, and managing content for the DTM website, the monthly e-newsletter, and the department’s various social media accounts. 


Two New Moons of Jupiter Discovered


In the hunt for a new massive planet beyond Pluto (sometimes called Planet X), DTM staff scientist Scott Sheppard has been continuing his survey of the night sky with David Tholen (University of Hawai’i) and Chadwick Trujillo (Northern Arizona University) looking for very distant objects in the outer solar system. During this search, Sheppard and his team pointed their telescopes near Jupiter and discovered two new, mile-wide, moons of Jupiter, S/2016 J 1 and S/2017 J 1 (“S” for satellite, “J” for Jupiter), both announced in early June of 2017.


Volcanoes: Explosive and Entertaining

Diana Roman

Diana Roman’s job sounds like a blast. Pun very much intended. Although many people find volcanoes scary, she knows how to make them fun and, more importantly, fascinating. A staff scientist at DTM, Roman told us all about what happens “When the Volcano Stirs” during a public program at our DC headquarters building on Wednesday, May 31.


May 2017 Letter from the Director

May 2017

May was a big month for DTM and for at least one of its alumni. Find out why in Richard Carlson's latest Letter from the Director.


Congratulations! You got a job interview—now what?

Steve Shirey Anat Shahar

Steve Shirey, a staff scientist at DTM, and Anat Shahar, a staff scientist at the Geophysical Laboratory, led a postdoc workshop titled “Congratulations! You got a job interview—now what?” on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in the Abelson Collaboration Center as part of DTM's Postdoctoral Development Workshop Series.


Postdoc Spotlight: Cosmochemist My Riebe

My Riebe

When My Riebe was a kid, she used to run around the fields and forests of southern Sweden wondering how the hills she ran up and down formed, or what the stars she gazed at are made of. As she grew up, the questions became more daunting. What is the meaning of life? Where do we come from? What is her role in an endless universe? Today, she is a postdoctoral associate at DTM researching how organic molecules delivered to the early Earth via meteorites and comets might have helped "kick-start" life, an answer Riebe has been searching for ever since she was a young girl.