Institute of Astronomy

Library News

New books for April

Published on 31/03/2011 

The following books will be on display in the Hoyle Building library area for the month of April:

Stellar Physics 2: Stellar Evolution and Stability / Gennady S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan: Springer 2010 (ISBN978-3-642-14733-3) 52/BIS

What are Gamma-Ray Bursts? / Joshua S. Bloom :Princeton University Press 2011 (ISBN 978-0-691-14556-3) 58/BLO

2014 How to Survive the Next World Crisis / Nicholas Boyle : Continuum 2010 (ISBN 978-1441-18509-9) 85/BOY

Spectra from the Stars - a success!

Published on 21/03/2011 

The IoA Library mounted a special exhibition for the Open Day on Saturday 26th March.  The exhibition, entitled, Spectra from the Stars, was about Sir William and Lady Huggins, a couple of victorian amateur astronomers who made fundamental advances in astronomy from their home observatory.  The exhibition attracted over 390 people, the highest number we have recorded yet for a one day IoA Library exhibition.

New Books - March 2011

Published on 25/02/2011 

Books to be on display during MARCH in the Hoyle Building library area. If you wish to borrow any of these books, please fill in your details on the clipboard underneath the display, the book will be supplied to you when the display is changed.

Galaxies and their masks: a conference in honour of K.C. Freeman, FRS / David L. Block, Kenneth C. Freeman, Ivanio Puerari (editors) New York: Springer, 2010 ISBN 9781441973160 (129/BLO)

Moon: a brief history / Bernd Brunner. Yale University Press, 2010 ISBN 97803000152128 (94/BRU)

New Books - February 2011

Published on 07/02/2011 

Books to be on display during FEBRUARY in the Hoyle Building library area. If you wish to borrow any of these books, please fill in your details on the clipboard underneath the display, the book will be supplied to you when the display is changed.

AGN feedback in galaxy formation (proceedings of the workshop held in Vulcano, Italy, May 18-22, 2008) / edited by Vincenzo Antonuccio-Delogu and Joseph Silk Cambridge University Press, 2011 Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics ISBN 9780521192545 (131/ANT) 
 

History of Astronomy Conference (Sat 9 April 2011)

Published on 11/01/2011 

The Society for the History of Astronomy (SHA) will be holding a one day conference at the IoA on Saturday 9 April 2011. It is shaping up to be a very interesting programme on the history of astronomy AND space exploration, for more details contact: Mark Hurn, Departmental Librarian, Institute of Astronomy.

IoA Publications Database Updated

Published on 11/01/2011 

The latest update to the IoA Publications Database has been made. The database now shows all publications by IoA staff up to the end of 2010. It can be found at: IoA Publications Database.

IoA Open Afternoon (Sat 26 March 2011)

Published on 10/01/2011 

This years IoA Open afternoon is planned for Saturday 26 March 2011 from 2.30 to 6.30 pm. For more details as they appear see: Public Activities.

New Books - January 2011

Published on 04/01/2011 

Books to be on display during JANUARY in the Hoyle Building library area. If you wish to borrow any of these books, please fill in your details on the clipboard underneath the display, the book will be supplied to you when the display is changed.

Chemical cosmology / Jan C.A. Boeyens Dordrecht: Springer, 2010 ISBN 9789048138272 (136/BOE)

Galileo and 400 years of telescopic astronomy / Peter Grego and David Mannion New York: Springer, 2010 ISBN 9781441955708 (3/GAL/G)

Monthly Notes of the A.S. of Southern Africa

Published on 23/12/2010 

In what is getting to be quite a trend, we are informed that the "Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa" (MNASSA) will no longer be available in a printed form from the start of 2011, but will be available (free) electronically at: MNASSA. The Library has taken this journal from Vol. 6 (1947) and we will miss receiving it in the post with the colourful South African stamps.

ASP Conference Series

Published on 22/12/2010 

The editor of the "Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series" (ASPCS) has informed us that the full-text of individual articles from the conference volumes will be available freely through NASA ADS from one year after publication.

A listing of the ASPCS volumes with access to full-text can be found at: ASPCS. Printed copies of the volumes can be found in numerical order in Library Room B.