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Caltech Instrument Achieves "First Light"
01/05/2018

Caltech Instrument Achieves "First Light"

A new Caltech-built instrument at Keck Observatory has captured its first spectral image.
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Caltech's Instrument Makers
01/05/2018

Caltech's Instrument Makers

In this 2017 address, President Rosenbaum discusses the history, future, and critical importance of the instruments designed and built by Caltech researchers.
photo of the lecture
New Faculty Join Caltech in 2017
12/21/2017

New Faculty Join Caltech in 2017

In 2017, Caltech welcomed 20 new faculty members to the Institute's six divisions—specialists in fields ranging from entomology to quantum physics.
photo of wistaria on Arms Laboratory at Caltech
Neutron Star Jet Hits a Roadblock
12/20/2017

Neutron Star Jet Hits a Roadblock

Whitney Clavin
Light detected from a neutron star merger is not from a super-fast jet as previously suspected, but rather a bubble-like cocoon.
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Public Input Sought on CSO
12/04/2017

Public Input Sought on CSO

Caltech is proceeding to decommission the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on Hawaii Island's Maunakea. CSO began operations in 1987 and ceased scientific observations in September 2015.
photo of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO)
New Spin to Solving Astronomy Mystery
12/04/2017

New Spin to Solving Astronomy Mystery

Whitney Clavin
Scientists are investigating the nature of planetary-mass bodies that orbit stars, finding new clues to their origins.
Artist's concept of brown dwarf
Science Meets Art in a Warehouse in Brooklyn
11/30/2017

Science Meets Art in a Warehouse in Brooklyn

Whitney Clavin
LIGO scientists met with artists to gain new perspectives on their research.
A loft space at Pioneer Works
ZTF Opens Its Eyes to the Volatile Cosmos
11/14/2017

ZTF Opens Its Eyes to the Volatile Cosmos

Whitney Clavin
The latest workhorse camera at Palomar Observatory will scan the majority of the night sky every night, looking for cosmic events as they happen.
ZTF First Light image
Caltech Mourns Professor Emeritus Jerry Pine
11/10/2017

Caltech Mourns Professor Emeritus Jerry Pine

Whitney Clavin
Longtime Caltech professor of physics Jerome "Jerry" Pine passed away on November 8, 2017.
Jerry Pine
NuSTAR Probes Black Hole Jet Mystery
10/30/2017

NuSTAR Probes Black Hole Jet Mystery

Astronomers using NASA's NuSTAR mission have gained new clues in black hole mystery.
Artist concept of black hole jet