Swope telescope.

Telescope Instrumentation & Engineering

We have more than a century of experience designing and building ground-breaking instrumentation for our telescopes. Because our telescopes and instruments are designed on campus—a rarity today—our astronomers and theoretical astrophysicists work closely with our engineers and machinists to create the optical designs of the future. Together, Carnegie machinists, engineers, and astronomers are building state-of-the-art instruments for our Magellan telescopes and enhancing the capabilities of the facilities at our Las Campanas Observatory.  

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Jianhua Wang With NanoSIMS

Earth & Planets Laboratory

From the high-pressure lab to the geochemical analysis suite, the Earth and Planets Laboratory is home to cutting-edge research facilities that allow scientists to explore our universe at scale. 

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