Campus News

Exoplanet Conference Comes to Campus for Second Time

Broad Branch Campus Map with CHEXO sticky note attached,

Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory (formerly the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and the Geophysical Laboratory) hosted the seventh Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet (CHEXO) meeting on Friday, January 24, 2020. It was the second time that the meeting, which happens approximately three times per year, has been held on the Carnegie Science Broad Branch Road campus.

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Year-Long Exploration Aims to Add Gravity to the Volcano Monitoring Toolkit

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Hélène Le Mével prepares for a year-long study in Chile to study Villarrica volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The study will include one of the most-extensive monitoring plans to date for the volcano, which is a popular tourist destination. It will also present an opportunity to pioneer the use of gravity as a monitoring tool.

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Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Director Richard Carlson receives Geochemical Society's highest honor

Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Director Richard Carlson receives Geochemical Society's highest honor

 Richard Carlson, director of Carnegie’s Earth and Planets division, has been chosen to receive the Geochemical Society’s highest honor, the Victor Moritz Goldschmidt Award, in recognition of his forefront research into the formation of the Solar System and the geologic history of the Earth, the society announced Tuesday.

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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Renamed In Honor Of Vera Rubin

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Renamed In Honor Of Vera Rubin

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and its joint funding agencies, the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy, announced Monday that it will be renamed the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in honor of the late Carnegie astronomer whose research confirmed the existence of dark matter.

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Coming Together for the Holidays | Letter from the Director | December 2019

The holiday mantle at BBR campus

Rick Carlson, the Director of Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Division, writes about the departmental merge, new job openings, and the latest scientific discoveries in this monthly "Letter from the Director."

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"News Vacuum" | Letter from the Director | November 2019

Newspapers float around in the vacuum of space.

Director's letter from November 2019 covers Saturn's moons, exoplanets, the Mercury transit, podcasts, and more! 

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