Institute of Astronomy

Library News

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)

IoA Publications Database: updated to June 2014

Published on 04/08/2014 

The IoA Publications database has been updated to June 2014.  The database contains bibiliographic references to publications (both refereed and non-refereed) which have at least one IoA affiliated author.  The database can be accessed here:  IoA Publications Database

New Books for August

Published on 01/08/2014 

New month: new books!  These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area during August.  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.

Discovering the Universe / Neil F. Comins and William J. Kaufmann III  Tenth Edition  New York: W.H. Freeman, 2014  ISBN 9781464140860  (8/COM)

Accepted for publication? Open Access? REF?

Published on 23/07/2014 

If you have recently had a paper accepted for publication, you need to upload your manuscript to www.openaccess.cam.ac.uk 

This will enable you to meet the requirements of REF and funders' Open Access policies.  For more information go to www.openaccess.cam.ac.uk

 

 

NEW BOOKS FOR JULY

Published on 01/07/2014 

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

Selected correspondence of William Huggins / Editor: Barbara J. Becker  London: Pickering & Chatto, 2014  ISBN 9781848934153 2 Volumes  (3/HUG/B)