Stephen Shectman, Ph.D.
(yellow shirt) is a staff astronomer at Carnegie Observatories.
He works in four main areas: developing astronomical instruments;
studying the large-scale structure of galaxy distribution;
searching for low-metal-abundance stars; and constructing the
Michael Gellert is Chairman, Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Its board of
trustees is a self-elected group of leaders in business, science,
education, and public service, and oversees Carnegie’s operations.
has been a
Carnegie trustee since December 1995. He was born in
Czechoslovakia in 1931. He received his B.A. from Harvard
University and his M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University
of Pennsylvania. He started his financial career in 1958 following
a two-year service in the U.S. Army. In 1967, he created Windcrest
The Carnegie Institution is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Andrew Carnegie founded it in 1902 as his “institution for
discovery.” It is an endowed, independent, nonprofit organization
engaged in basic scientific research and advanced education at six
departments investigating -- plant biology, developmental
biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy and global
The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical
Laboratory is located in Washington, D.C.
The Department of
Embryology is in Baltimore, Maryland, on the Johns Hopkins
University campus. The Departments of Plant Biology and Global
Ecology are located on the Stanford University campus in
California; and The Observatories is based in Pasadena,
California, with an observatory in Las Campanas, Chile.