Institute of Astronomy

Library News

New Books: January 2016

Published on 12/01/2016 

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

David W. Dewhirst (1926-2012)

Published on 08/01/2016 

IoA astronomer David W. Dewhirst (1926-2012) has been recognised by an entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB).  The entry, written by Simon Mitton, records David's many contributions to astronomy. 

Apart from numerous trips to observatories abroad, David's entire career was based in Cambridge, he started as an undergraduate at Christ's College in 1944, and obtained a postion at the Cambridge Observatory in 1950.

Christmas - New Year Closure

Published on 24/12/2015 

The Library will close on Thursday 24th December 2015 at 12.00hrs.  We will reopen on Monday 4th January 2016 at 09.00hrs.

We wish you all A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

New Books for December

Published on 03/12/2015 

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.

Multi-Wavelength Studies of Pulsars and Their Companions / John Antoniadis Cham: Springer, 2015  Springer Theses  ISBN 9783319098968  (58/ANT)

New books for November

Published on 02/11/2015 

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

The Unknown Universe in 10 chapters / Stuart Clark  London: Head of Zeus, 2015  ISBN 9781781855744  (11/CLA)

Previous Princely Provenance

Published on 15/10/2015 

Thanks to the detective work of historian of astronomy, Gustav Holmberg of Lund University in Sweden, we have identified a famous previous owner for one of our books.

New Books: October 2015

Published on 01/10/2015 

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.

Bounds on the Effective Theory of Gravity in Models of Particle Physics and Cosmology / Michael Atkins  Cham: Springer, 2014  Springer Theses  ISBN 9783319063669  (45/ATK)

Open Observatory Event Friday 11 September

Published on 11/09/2015 

The Observatory building will be open to the public this afternoon from 4.00 to 6.00pm as part of the Open Cambridge event, see: OPEN CAMBRIDGE

There will be a display of old books in the Library on the theme of "Astronomy and the Sea", and there will also be an opportunity to experience stereoscopes, both old and new.  In addition, the two historic telescope domes will be open as well.

New Books for September

Published on 02/09/2015 

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.

The Solar Activity Cycle / Andre Balogh et al. (editors)  New York: Springer, 2015  Space Sciences of ISSI  ISBN 9781493925834  (72/BAL)

New Books for August

Published on 04/08/2015 

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.

 

General Relativity and Gravitation: A Centennial Perspective / edited by Abhay Ashtekar et al.  Cambridge University Press, 2015  ISBN 9781107037311  (45/ASH)