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Rewatch Sarah Stewart's Neighborhood Lecture: A New Creation Story for the Earth and Moon

Synestia A New Creation Story of the Earth and Moon

On November 12, 2020, Dr. Sarah T. Stewart, UC Davis, presented A New Creation Story of the Earth and Moon to a virtual crowd of more than 400 participants from all over the world.


Earth and Planets Lab Provides Digital Outlet for Cancelled Conference Presentations


On April 1, 2020, Deputy Director Mike Walter organized a virtual meeting that brought together scientists from Carnegie Science, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian to present the work they would have shared at the canceled Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). During the day-long digital meeting, named LPSC-Z after the original meeting, nine planetary scientists presented their talks to nearly 50 attendees on topics ranging from planetary disk formation to mantle melt chemistry.


UPDATE: Neighborhood Lecture Series Postponed Amidst COVID-19 Concerns

Coronavirus Update

We regret to announce that the spring Neighborhood Lecture Series has been postponed due to growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19. This difficult decision has been made after careful assessment of risks as determined by the CDC and WHO. 


Dates, Speakers Announced for Spring 2020 Neighborhood Lecture Series

 Artist conception of the Moon forming from a synestia, a hypothesized rapidly spinning donut-shaped mass of vaporized rock. Carnegie field crew on 3.5 billion year old rocks at Point Lake, NWT, Canada. Scientists search for what’s left of Earth’s oldest

Carnegie Science's Earth and Planets Laboratory will host this Spring's Neighborhood Lecture series at the Carnegie Institution for Science's beautiful Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus in Northwest Washington, DC. 


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."


Mercury in Transit: The History and Future of Measuring Transits

Mercury transits across the Sun

In astronomical parlance, a transit is a celestial phenomenon in which an object passes between us---the observer---in front of a larger object. A transit of Mercury, in which Mercury passes in front of the Sun, is an example of such phenomena that took place on November 11th, 2019 between 7:35 AM EST until 1:04 PM EST