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Astronomy on Tap at Wonderland Ballroom with Erika Nesvold

Astronomy on Tap Tour in DC

Erika Nesvold, postdoctoral fellow at DTM, will present a talk titled "Computational Astronomy: Destroying Virtual Asteroids for Fun and Profit" at the Astronomy on Tap event starting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 October 2015, upstairs at Wonderland Ballroom in Washington, D.C.

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Carnegie Science Origins 2015 Meeting

Hunting Planets

Follow ‪#‎CarnegieOrigins15‬ on Twitter to get live updates from the meeting Carnegie Science Origins 2015 meeting at our headquarters in Washington, D.C. where scientists from across our disciplines are discussing exoplanets, chemical evolution, and the habitability of planets.

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Postdocs Learn How to Talk to the Press

Talking to the Press

Natasha Metzler, Carnegie science writer and social media strategist, Tina McDowell, Carnegie science writer, and Alan Boss, staff scientist at DTM, discussed the subject of talking to the media to a filled capacity audience of postdoctoral fellows and members of the scientific staff at our latest postdoctoral workshop titled, "Talking to the Press". 

This workshop, held on Friday, 9 October 2015, covered press release basics, how to give a good interview, press conferences, and engaging with reporters. 

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Celebrating the 2015 Postdoc Appreciation Week at Carnegie's Broad Branch Road Campus

Taco Bingo

DTM and the Geophysical Laboratory celebrated National Postdoc Appreciation Week by hosting a Taco Bingo Night on campus for all of our postdoctoral fellows and associates.

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Carnegie Science President Matthew Scott: In Celebration of National Postdoc Week

National Postdoc Week

Postdoctoral fellows are the lifeblood of Carnegie Science. Unlike many research establishments, where postdocs work in a hierarchy, Carnegie postdocs work alongside senior scientists collaborating and contributing equally, while also being mentored. They are truly the core workforce. They participate fully in the institution’s vigorous intellectual life, and have complete access to the laboratory instruments and facilities. We give to them, but they give back many times over. Being a postdoc at Carnegie is, indeed, special. They enhance the Carnegie mission of unfettered, imaginative scientific research and they expand Carnegie’s influence all over the world and into the next generations. They are the seed corn for scientific achievement. We honor them today in celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week

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Massive Chilean Earthquake Hits Close to Home for Carnegie

Chile Earthquake 8.3

A strong 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck offshore Chile late Wednesday, 16 September 2015, only about 500 miles south of Carnegie's Las Campanas Observatory (LCO).

Las Campanas, nestled in the southern Atacama Desert 62 miles northeast of the city of La Serena, had experienced small earthquakes before, but never one like Wednesday night, which was followed by over 50 aftershocks of magnitudes of 5.0 or higher. 

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