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Welcome to the Bologna Astronomical Observatory


The new headquarters of Bologna Astronomical Observatory and CTA

Cassini Fellowship

  Cassini Fellowship

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Deadline February 3rd,  2017 at Noon C.E.T.

Applications are invited for the Bologna Observatory Cassini Fellowship:
a 1-year postdoctoral research position at INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna.

The position is available immediately and will last for 1 year with the possibility of extension by one or more years depending on funding and performance evaluation.
Applicants must have a Ph.D in Astronomy or Astrophysics or a Master Degree in Astronomy and
Astrophysics and at least 3 years of documented research experience after the degree.
Successful candidates will be expected to undertake a program of research in one
of the following areas of activity at OABO:

(i) Stellar Astrophysics and Resolved Stellar Populations
see e.g.

(ii) Extragalactic Astronomy: from Galaxy formation and evolution to
Super-Massive Black Holes and Large-Scale Structures
see e.g.

Generic proposals are welcome, as we will select candidates on their
ability to propose and pursue new ideas and researches.

Application guidelines and instructions on how to fill the relevant
forms (Annexes 1 and 2) can be found here:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications,
and a brief (~2 pages including figures) description of research interests by February 3rd, 2017.
By the same deadline they should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to the same address.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the search committee at for additional information.

The full text of the call (in italian) is available.

The net monthly salary is of the order of 2,100 Euros. Benefits include insurance and some limited amount of research funds.

INAF is an equal opportunity employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply

Positions available at INAF – OABO

D.D. n. 2 del 11/1/2017 inerente bando di selezione per titoli ed eventuale colloquio per il conferimento di una borsa di studio della durata di mesi 10 (dieci), eventualmente rinnovabile, dal titolo “Popolazioni stellari risolte per studiare l’attuale potenziale dell’ottica adattiva multiconiugata”

scadenza ricezione domande ore 12.00 del 17/2/2017

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conferenze alla specola


Incontri mensili di divulgazione astronomica promossi da Museo della Specola – Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna giovedi` 01 Dicembre 2016 ore 16.00 Aula della Specola, via Zamboni 33, Bologna Roberto di Luca INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna “I fenomeni astronomici del 2017” ——————————————————

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Call for observing proposals at the 1.52m Cassini Telescope, Feb.-Jul. 2017

Proposals may be submitted for the February 1st-July 31st, 2017 period.

The deadline is December 19th, 2016, at 13:00 UT.