Institute of Astronomy

Library News

New Books Display: February 2014

Published on 07/02/2014 

Please find the following books on display in the Hoyle Building library area for the month of February.  If you wish to reserve any of the books, please fill in the clipboard underneath the display.

New Books for January 2014

Published on 10/01/2014 

The new books for January are now on display in the Library Area of the Hoyle building:

A celebration of the Northumberland Telescope

Published on 18/12/2013 

In celebration of 175 years of the Northumberland Telescope.  A light-hearted poem with slides was delivered to the Cambridge Astronomical Association (CAA) by Mark Hurn (Departmental Librarian, Institute of Astronomy) to their Star Party on Friday 13 December 2013.  There was also a special Northumberland Telescope cake provided by one of the CAA members.

If you are interested in reading the poem (to which no literary merit is claimed by its author) it can be found by CLICKING HERE

 

Very Short Introductions (ebooks trial)

Published on 18/12/2013 

Thanks to the ebooks@cambridge team, we have free access to the popular Very Short Introductions range of books. Click here to access them.

There are a number related to astronomy, including Astrobiology, Cosmology, Galaxies, Galileo, History of Astronomy, Newton, Planets, Relativity, and Stars.

Access is campus-only but the trial has been extended to 31 January.

New Books for December

Published on 04/12/2013 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of December.  There is a clipboard underneath the display, where you can reserve books.

Basic concepts in physics: from the cosmos to quarks / Masud Chaichian et al.  Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2014  Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics  ISBN 9783642195976  (140/CHA)

Library Bulletin

Published on 25/11/2013 

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Library Bulletin No. 52 (November 2013)

Published on 12/11/2013 

In this issue we welcome the Battcock Centre, hear from an astronomy history conference, and hear about Cambridge University Press books as e-books READ HERE AS PDF

"A Night with the Stars" video

Published on 12/11/2013 

The "stars" of this video include the IoA's Northumberland and Thorrowgood telescopes, Macieij Hermanowicz, and IoA Librarian Mark Hurn.  There is also some coverage of the Flamsteed Astronomical Society in Greenwich.  To watch the video CLICK HERE

New Books for November

Published on 06/11/2013 

Real books for change!  On display in the Hoyle building library area for the month of November.  There is a clipboard beneath the display where you can indicate an interest in the books.

CUP books: now available as e-books

Published on 01/11/2013 

In a major development, we now have access to over 14,000 Cambridge University Press (CUP) books as e-books.  This includes about 360 astronomy books. Access is through Cambridge Books Online (CBO) and the books can be read as chapter by chapter pdf files.

Records for each title will be placed into the Cambridge libraries Newton catalogue for extra access.  At the moment this is a trial until the end of April 2014.