“The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons”

- Edwin Hubble –

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  • The image shows the process of nuclear feeding of a black hole in the galaxy NGC 1566, and how the dust filaments, which surround the active nucleus, are trapped and rotate in a spiral around the black hole until it swallows them. Credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO).
    Astronomers discover how to feed a black hole
  • Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy. Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2.
    Three dwarf spheroidal galaxies are found to rotate
  • WEAVE's fibre positioner after being unpacked at the William Herschel Telescope (WHT). Credit: Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING), La Palma.
    WEAVE is ready to start operating in La Palma
  • Sombrero galaxy (M104). Credit: Manuel Jiménez/Giuseppe Donatiello.
    A large tidal stream observed in the Sombrero galaxy
  • Fotômetro Pico dos Homes
    The first light pollution laboratory in the Azores
  • Governing Committee of the Roque de los Muchachos Visitor Centre
    Meeting of the Governing Committee of the Roque de los Muchachos Visitor Centre


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  • PRESELECCIÓN SERVICIO CANARIO DE EMPLEO. Cuatro contratos - Administrativo/a - Modalidad Prácticas. PS-2021-047

    Resolución de la Dirección del Consorcio Público Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, por la que se convoca proceso selectivo para la formalización de 4 contratos de personal laboral temporal en la