Institute of Astronomy

Library News

Message for library users of My Discoveries in LibrarySearch

Published on 16/09/2016 

When LibrarySearch is replaced by the new iDiscover service (28 September), access to any saved items and lists in My Discoveries tool will no longer be available.

My Discoveries does not offer an export or download function, but users can follow these steps to take a copy of the items in your list.

Log in into MyDiscoveries in LibrarySearch
Open your list(s)
Select the titles in the list
Copy and Paste to excel or notepad

Sundelius : missing book

Published on 08/09/2016 

Please can anyone finding this book, return it to the IoA Library as soon as possible:

Dynamics of disc galaxies : proceedings of a conference at Varberg Castle in Sweden, 25-30 May 1991 / edited by Bjorn Sundelius.

Thank you

Mark Hurn

Departmental Librarian

Celebrating 600 years of Cambridge University Library

Published on 02/09/2016 

As part of the celebrations for 600 years of Cambridge University Library (1416-2016) there is an exhibition showing some of the great treasures of the library, Lines Of Thought: Discoveries that changed the world.

The exhibition includes a number of items of astronomical interest, including Galileo's Sidereus nuncias (1610), Newton''s Principia (1687) and even the manuscript of A Brief History of Time (1985) by Stephen Hawking.

New Books for September

Published on 01/09/2016 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of September. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. The book will then be loaned to you at the end of the month.

Tide : the science and lore of the greatest force on earth / Hugh Aldersey-Williams. London : Viking, 2016. ISBN:9780241003367 (86/ALD)

New Books for August

Published on 05/08/2016 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of August. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. The book will then be loaned to you at the end of the month.

Uncharted constellations: asterisms, single-source and rebrands / John C. Barentine Cham: Springer, 2016. ISBN 9783319276182 (110/BAR)

Temporary move of Library Office

Published on 21/07/2016 

Because of the ongoing heating replacement works in the Observatory building the Library Office has moved.

The Library Office will be located in Library Room B, probably until the end of July.

Library Room B is cunningly hidden between Library rooms A and C.

 

New Books July 2016

Published on 01/07/2016 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of July.  There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books.  The book will then be loaned to you at the end of the month.

Collisionless Shocks in Space Plasmas: Structure and Accelerated Particles / David Burgess and Manfred Scholer  Cambridge University Press, 2015  Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series  ISBN 9780521514590  (75/BUR)

New Books for June

Published on 01/06/2016 

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

Introduction to Particle Cosmology: The Standard Model of Cosmology and its Open Problems / Cosimo Bambi and Alexandre D. Dolgov  Berlin: Springer, 2016  UNITEXT for Physics  ISBN 9783662480779  (136/BAM)

Main Library Rooms Closed

Published on 03/05/2016 

The main library rooms (A, B & C and Annex Room) will be closed from Monday 4th April due to heating replacement works in the Observatory building.  These rooms may be closed until the end of July and a large part of the library collection will be inaccessible.  However, a library service will continue to operate from the Library Office and the Hoyle Library Area.

 

 

New books for May

Published on 03/05/2016 

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.