Institute of Astronomy

Library News

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)

New Books Display: July 2015

Published on 07/07/2015 

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

New Books Display: June 2015

Published on 02/06/2015 

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

 

Black Hole: How an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on

by Hawking became loved / Marcia Bartusiak  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015  

New books for May 2015

Published on 15/05/2015 

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

Galileo's telescope: A European Story / Massimo Bucciantini et al.  Cambridge Mass. Harvard University Press, 2015  ISBN 9780674736917  (16/BUC)

Library Opening: May 2015

Published on 28/04/2015 

The IoA Library will be open to the later hour of 6pm during May.  From Tuesday 5th May to Friday 29th May the Library will be open from 10.00 to 18.00hrs.  We hope the slightly later hours will enable more people to use the Library.

Please note the new hours are for an experimental period of four weeks only.  Also note, the Library may be locked at lunchtimes and at other times, without notice.  Anyone without an Institute key, who wants to use the Library, should make an appointment with the Librarian.

New Books: April 2015

Published on 02/04/2015 

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

New Books for March 2015

Published on 02/03/2015 

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

Giants of Eclipse: The Zeta Aurigae Stars and Other Binary Systems / Thomas B. Ake and Elizabeth Griffin  Cham: Springer, 2015  Astrophysics and Space Science Library 408  ISBN 9783319091976  (118/AKE)

A Rare Victorian Observers Notebook Now Online

Published on 18/02/2015 

The observing book of Victorian amateur astronomer the Revd. Henry Cooper Key (1819-1879) is now available online, as a series of photographs made by Mr Paul Haley.

Key was the vicar of Stretton Sugwas, a small village in Herefordshire, but he took a keen interest in both telescope making and astronomical observing.  The notes start off in London in 1837, then move to Herefordshire, finishing in 1873.  There are a number of nice drawings, both astronomical and non-astronomical in the notebook.