Institute of Astronomy

Library News

New books for May 2015

Published on 15/05/2015 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area during May.  You are welcome to have a look at them, but please don't take them away!  There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can reserve books and they will be delivered to you at the end of the month.

Galileo's telescope: A European Story / Massimo Bucciantini et al.  Cambridge Mass. Harvard University Press, 2015  ISBN 9780674736917  (16/BUC)

Library Opening: May 2015

Published on 28/04/2015 

The IoA Library will be open to the later hour of 6pm during May.  From Tuesday 5th May to Friday 29th May the Library will be open from 10.00 to 18.00hrs.  We hope the slightly later hours will enable more people to use the Library.

Please note the new hours are for an experimental period of four weeks only.  Also note, the Library may be locked at lunchtimes and at other times, without notice.  Anyone without an Institute key, who wants to use the Library, should make an appointment with the Librarian.

New Books: April 2015

Published on 02/04/2015 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area during April.  You are welcome to have a look at them, but please don't take them away!  There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can reserve books and they will be delivered to you at the end of the month.

New Books for March 2015

Published on 02/03/2015 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area during March.  You are welcome to have a look at them, but please don't take them away!  There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can reserve books and they will be delivered to you at the end of the month.

Giants of Eclipse: The Zeta Aurigae Stars and Other Binary Systems / Thomas B. Ake and Elizabeth Griffin  Cham: Springer, 2015  Astrophysics and Space Science Library 408  ISBN 9783319091976  (118/AKE)

A Rare Victorian Observers Notebook Now Online

Published on 18/02/2015 

The observing book of Victorian amateur astronomer the Revd. Henry Cooper Key (1819-1879) is now available online, as a series of photographs made by Mr Paul Haley.

Key was the vicar of Stretton Sugwas, a small village in Herefordshire, but he took a keen interest in both telescope making and astronomical observing.  The notes start off in London in 1837, then move to Herefordshire, finishing in 1873.  There are a number of nice drawings, both astronomical and non-astronomical in the notebook.

New Books for February 2015

Published on 02/02/2015 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area during February.  You are welcome to have a look at them, but please don't take them away!  There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can reserve books and they will be delivered to you at the end of the month.

Ecology of Blue Straggler Stars / Henri M.J. Boffin et al. (editors)  Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2015  Astrophysics and Space Science Library 413  ISBN 9783662444337  (117/BOF)

New books for January 2015

Published on 05/01/2015 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area during January.  You are welcome to have a look at them, but please don't take them away!  There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can reserve books and they will be delivered to you at the end of the month.

The formation and disruption of black hole jets / Ioannis Contopoulos et al. (editors) Cham: Springer, 2015  Astrophysics and Space Science Library 414  ISBN 9783319103556  (58/CON)

Christmas _ New Year Closure

Published on 23/12/2014 

The Library will close on Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 12.00hrs.  We will reopen on Monday 5th January 2015 at 09.00hrs.

We wish you all A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

New books for December

Published on 02/12/2014 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area during December.  You are welcome to have a look at them, but please don't take them away!  There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can reserve books and they will be delivered to you at the end of the month.

Observations made here in 1894-5

Published on 25/11/2014 

We have recently added to the University of Cambridge digital repository some scans of notes made here at the Cambridge Observatory over one hundred years ago.

The fragile notes were made by Hugh Frank Newall (1857-1944) as he used his fathers great 25-inch Cooke refractor on a variety of astronomical targets.  At least one of the pages is the manuscript for his report to the Observatory Syndicate in 1895.  Another is a study of the number of clear observing nights for 1895.