Michael A. Stecker


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 Magellan telescopes.

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.  Mr. Gellert 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 Partners.
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 ecology:
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.


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