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Welcome to the Bologna Astronomical Observatory



              Photo by Roberto di Luca with Nikon p520, The G. D. Cassini telescope – in the foreground the sun model

Cassini Fellowship

  Cassini Fellowship

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Deadline February 29th,  2016 at Noon C.E.T.

Applications are invited for the Bologna Observatory Cassini Fellowship:
a 2-years postdoctoral research position at INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna

The position is available immediately and will last for 2 years with the possibility of extension
by one or more years depending on funding and performance evaluation.
Applicants must have 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.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief (~2 pages including figures) description of research interests by February 29th, 2016.

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

By the same deadline they should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to

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 research funds (travels, pubblications).
INAF is an equal opportunity employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply

Thursday Seminars

Thursday, Feb. 4th, at 14:00, in Sala Seminari (Via Ranzani) :


Valentina D’Odorico

(INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste)

Metals outside galaxies: what do we learn from observations?



The observed properties and evolution of galaxies in the Universe require the existence of

…→ Read More: Thursday Seminars

conferenza alla specola

Incontri mensili di divulgazione astronomica promossi da

Museo della Specola-Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia

Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna

Massimo Mazzoni

dip. Fisica e Astronomia -Università degli studi di Firenze

La Cosmologia di carta di Italo Calvino

giovedì 4-Febbraio 2016 ore 16

Aula della specola

Via Zamboni 33, Bologna

conferenza alla specola

Roberto di Luca INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna Il Cielo del 2016 giovedì 3 dicembre 2015 – ore 16 Aula della Specola via Zamboni 33, Bologna Incontri mensili di divulgazione astronomica promossi da Museo della Specola · Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna · INAF