Institute of Astronomy

Library News

MNRAS access = back to normal

Published on 07/03/2013 

Our access to the online version of Monthly Notices should now be back to normal.

Many thanks to those of you who reported the problem.


MNRAS access latest

Published on 07/03/2013 

We have spoken to the publishers and it might be a couple of days before we have full access.  It looks like a mess at their end, our subscription is up to date, but they seem to have 'lost' our IP addresses.

If you need to access a paper urgently, let me know the details, they have promised to send PDFs of anything we need until we get access.

Mark Hurn - Departmental Librarian


MNRAS access problems

Published on 07/03/2013 

We have contacted the publishers of Monthly Notices regarding lack of access to 2013 content reported this morning.  So far no response.  We will report back when we hear from them.

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.