“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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    Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands 2021
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  • Tres contratos - Titulados/as Superiores Universitarios/as: Astrofísico/a Residente (R1)- Modalidad Prácticas - PS-2021-050

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