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New book by Carnegie alum Linda Schweizer explores a century of astronomical discovery at Palomar Observatory

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Carnegie Alum Linda Schweizer explores newborn galaxies and icy worlds in her new book, Cosmic Odyssey. Odyssey is a behind-the-scenes look at the past century of astronomical discovery at the Palomar Observatory starting with its opening in 1936.

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2020 Year in Review

2020 Year In Review

2020 threw us all a curveball with COVID-19, yet still, the Earth and Planets Laboratory continued to push the frontier of human knowledge despite having to cancel field trips and learn to work from home. 

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Diana Roman talks volcanoes, career on PlanetGeo podcast

Carnegie’s Diana Roman collecting samples from Alaska’s Cleveland volcano, one of the most-active volcanoes in the Aleutians.  Tana Volcano on Chuginadak Island isn in the background. Photo is courtesy of Anna Barth of Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

EPL volcanologist Diana Roman discusses why it's important to study volcanoes, how a volcano's "voice" changes over time, her career path, and what it's like being a high-profile woman in the sciences on a recent PlanetGeo Podcast. 

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Former Intern Sammy Howell Accepted to Ph.D. Program at Duke University

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After spending the summer of 2019 at the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) studying space dust, Samantha “Sammy” Howell has been accepted into a Ph.D. program at Duke University, where she will study civil and environmental engineering.

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AAAS and Carnegie announce 2020 fellows

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 Richard Carlson, Director of Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was selected for his “outstanding research, leadership, innovation and service to the community in geochemistry and geology.”

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