Institute of Astronomy

Library News

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.

LOST MONEY?

Published on 13/11/2014 

We have discovered a large sum of money in one of our books!  If you have lost some cash recently, please report to the Library Office with details of the amount etc.

October 2014 New Books

Published on 01/10/2014 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area during October.  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.

Adventures of a reckless amateur / Sverre Aarseth  London: PublishNation, 2014  ISBN 9781291991673  (3/AAR/A)

Open Observatory event Friday 12th September

Published on 08/09/2014 

The old Cambridge Observatory building housing the IoA Library and the historic Northumberland Telescope will be open to the public this Friday afternoon from 4-6pm.  Visitors will be able to see some of the treasures of the IoA Library and see the refurbishment work recently carried out on the Northumberland Dome.

The event is part of Open Cambridge, for more details CLICK HERE

 

New Books on Display for September

Published on 01/09/2014 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area during September.  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.

Dynamics of galaxies / Giuseppe Bertin 2nd. ed.  Cambridge University Press, 2014 ISBN 9781107000544  (44/BER)