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Library News

IoA Open Afternoon 23rd March 2013: Library Display

Published on 05/03/2013 

To mark 100 years since the death of Sir Robert Stawell Ball, the IoA Library will be mounting a historical display of books and pictures at the IoA Open Afternoon on Saturday 23rd March.  The Display will run from 2.30-6.30pm on this day only!

Sir Robert Stawell Ball (1840-1913) was Director of the Cambridge Observatory from 1892-1913 and was a famous populariser of astronomy as well as making serious progress in astronomy and mathematics.  His varied life encompassed Birr Castle, Dublin Zoo, Irish light-houses and the theory of screws!

New books list for March 2013

Published on 26/02/2013 

Please find a list of new books for the Library. These books will be on display in the Hoyle building library area for the month of March

IoA Publications Database updated

Published on 18/02/2013 

The IoA Publications Database has been updated to December 2012.  It contains bibliographic details of publications of people giving the IoA as their affiliation.  The publications have previously been posted on the noticeboard in the Hoyle Building.  The database can be searched by clicking HERE.

IoA Library Bulletin No. 50 (February 2013)

Published on 14/02/2013 

This issue:

An Unexpected Journey: to the home of Patrick Moore

The stereographoscope makes a come back!

Click here for PDF

David W. Dewhirst (1926-2012) obituaries published

Published on 01/02/2013 

Obituaries of former astronomer and librarian Dr David W. Dewhirst who died last September have now been published:

A&G Vol. 54 (1) February 2013 p. 1.36

The Observatory Vol. 133 (No. 1232) February 2013 p. 54-6

If you would like to read these, but do not have access to the journals, please contact the Librarian.

New books for February 2013

Published on 01/02/2013 

The following new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building library area for the month of February.  If you see a book you like, please write your details on the clipboard underneath the display and the book will be delivered to you at the end of the month.

New Books for January

Published on 10/01/2013 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle building library area for the month of January, you can reserve books from the display by using the clipboard underneath - the books will then be loaned to you at the start of February.


New books for December

Published on 28/11/2012 

The following new books will be placed 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 for when they come off the display.



Published on 16/11/2012 

From January 2013 the journal, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA) is to be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP).  For details click here.

Library Bulletin 49 (November 2012) is out today

Published on 13/11/2012 

Library Bulletin No. 49 is out today.  In it you can read about David Dewhirst, the SPIE Digital Library, our Open Cambridge event and 'gen up' on the Library rules!  For Word File click here.