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Library News

David W. Dewhirst (1926-2012)

Published on 01/10/2012 

David W. Dewhirst (1926-2012) was an astronomer and librarian at the Cambridge Observatories and the Institute of Astronomy from 1950 to retirement in 1993.  He was also a Gresham Professor of Astronomy and Chairman of the RAS Library for many years.

New Books for October

Published on 21/09/2012 

The following new books will be put on display in the Hoyle building library area at the start of October.  There is a clipboard underneath the display where you are welcome to reserve books.

4th HINODE science meeting: unsolved problems and recent insights: proceedings of a conference held at Palermo, October 2010 /edited by Luis R. Bellot Rubio et al.  San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2012  ASP Conference Series Volume 455  ISBN 9781583817926  (B.7.1)

Open Cambridge: Open Observatory Report

Published on 10/09/2012 

We opened the historic (Grade 2 listed) Cambridge Observatory building to the public on Friday the 7th of September from 4-6pm.  Our 'Open Observatory' event was part of the wider Open Cambridge weekend where buildings normally closed to the public open up for visitors.

We received about 40 visitors in total, and judging from the responses we had, they enjoyed their vist.  As well as the classical architecture of the Observatory building of 1823.  Visitors could view the Northumberland telescope of 1838 and a display of old books from the Library.

Open Cambridge: Open Observatory event

Published on 28/08/2012 

As part of this years Open Cambridge, the historic Cambridge Observatory building will be open to the public.  Visitors will be able to see a library display of old astronomical books, as well as the observatories historic telescopes.  The Open Observatory event is 16.00-18.00 7th September 2012.  For more details CLICK HERE

The Astronomical Almanac 2013

Published on 24/08/2012 

The Astronomical Almanac for 2013 is now in the Library.  It can be found in Library Room A at the shelf mark R/I/NAU.  The Almanac for this year is also at that shelf mark, earlier editions (going back to 1768) are held the Rare Book Room.

New books for September 2012

Published on 14/08/2012 

The following new books will be placed on display in the Hoyle building library area at the start of September.  There is a clip-board underneath where you can reserve books.

Updated information in IoA Publications database

Published on 30/07/2012 

The IoA Publications database has been updated with details of papers published January-June 2012.  To access the database click here.  This database is regularly updated every six months.

New books for August

Published on 27/07/2012 

The following new books will be placed on display in the Hoyle building library area at the start of August.  There is a clip-board underneath where you can reserve books.

Newton library catalogue not available today Thursday 12 July

Published on 12/07/2012 

Unfortunately there were a few bugs in the upgrade so Newton won't be available for most of today.  Sorry for any inconvenience, but maybe an opportunity to get to know your local librarian?

Newton library catalogue now available

Published on 11/07/2012 

The upgrade of the Library Voyager software was completed yesterday (10 July) and the Newton online library catalogue is now back available.