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Operations Engineer/Scientist

Las Campanas Observatory (LCO), Chile. This is a full time position based at LCO, Chile. The Carnegie Observatories, a department of the Carnegie Institution for Science and a non-profit, world-class astronomical institution with offices located in Pasadena, California, is seeking an Operations Engineer/Scientist  to work at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.  Carnegie astronomers and…

Tracing The Origins Of Rare Cosmic Explosions

Short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are some of the most powerful and luminous cosmic explosions since the Big Bang.  Despite this, only a few of these short flashes of radiation are detected by Earth-orbiting satellites each year. Now, in a pair of new papers, astronomers have published the largest study to date of the environments and…

Instrument Support Engineer/Scientist

Las Campanas Observatory (LCO), Chile. This is a full time position based at LCO, Chile. The Carnegie Observatories, a department of the Carnegie Institution for Science and a non-profit, world-class astronomical institution with offices located in Pasadena, California, is seeking an engineer/scientist to work at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile in the role of…

NSF visits LCO 

On September 28, members of the U.S. federal agency National Science Foundation (NSF) visited Las Campanas Observatory of the Carnegie Institution for Science and the site where the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMTO) is being built. The visit was led by David Osip, Deputy Director of LCO; Oscar Contreras, GMTO’s legal representative in Chile and Vice…