The Carnegie observatories used to operate only in the United States, but due to increasing light pollution, Carnegie shifted operations to the Atacama Desert in search of darkness. This gave birth to LCO, which today has its four telescopes and hosts a number of international projects. Its unique location allows astronomers to observe objects they can’t see elsewhere, such as the center of the Milky Way and the Magellan clouds, which are natural laboratories that teach how stars form. Did you see the sky?

Observatory Map