Institute of Astronomy

Library News

New books September 2019

Published on 06/09/2019 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of September. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. The book will then be loaned to you at the end of the month.

The women of the moon : tales of science, love, sorrow, and courage / Daniel R. Altschuler, Fernando J. Ballesteros. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. x, 299 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. ISBN:9780198844419 (3/ALT)

New books for August 2019

Published on 02/08/2019 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of August. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. The book will then be loaned to you at the end of the month.

Open Cambridge / Open Observatory Event

Published on 22/07/2019 

Please note our Open Cambridge event 'Open Observatory' takes place on Friday 13th September 2019 from 4 to 6 PM only.  The printed version brochure for Open Cambridge incorrectly advertises the event for Saturday 14th September: the Observatory will NOT be open to the public on the Saturday.

Open Cambridge

New books for June 2019

Published on 19/06/2019 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of June. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. The book will then be loaned to you at the end of the month.

Proceedings of the twenty-ninth General Assembly Honolulu 2015 : transactions of the International Astronomical Union XXIXB / edited by Piero Benvenuti. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019. viii, 452 pages ; 26 cm. ISBN:9781108481694 (C.22.3)

New books for May 2019

Published on 16/05/2019 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of May. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. The book will then be loaned to you at the end of the month.

Practical Bayesian inference : a primer for physical scientists / Coryn A.L. Bailer-Jones. Cambridge University Press, 2017.ix, 295 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm. ISBN:9781107192119 (156/BAI)

A new Nature section for the Library

Published on 13/05/2019 

We are fortunate to have the gardens and trees which surround the old Observatory. This green space is inhabited by a wide range of bird, animal and plant life. In order to enhance your interest and enjoyment of this, we have provided some books on natural history in Library Room A.

Books can be borrowed in the normal way by completing a loan card. But, don’t worry about this if you are just popping outside or around the building with the book.

The books are not new, most were purchased for small amounts in charity shops.

New books for April 2019

Published on 11/04/2019 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of April. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. The book will then be loaned to you at the end of the month.

The International Astronomical Union: Uniting the community for 100 years / Johannes Andersen, David Baneke and Claus Madsen. Switzerland: Springer, 2019. xv, 375 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. ISBN:9783319969640 (1/AND)

Get the THE online! Times Higher Education

Published on 18/03/2019 

The University of Cambridge now has an institution-wide licence to the Times Higher Education (THE).

Staff and students keen to keep up to date with developments within the higher education sector can do so courtesy of a new institutional subscription to the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine.

The University has signed a three-year deal that enables staff and students to read the magazine online.  This licence allows all staff and students to access a range of editorial services, including:

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New Books: March 2019

Published on 05/03/2019 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of March. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. The book will then be loaned to you at the end of the month.

New Year New Books 2019

Published on 14/01/2019 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of January. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. The book will then be loaned to you at the end of the month.

Magnetohydrodynamics in Binary Stars / C.G. Campbell. Second edition. Cham: Springer, 2018. Astrophysics and Space Science Library, 456. xvii, 474 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. ISBN:9783319976457 (118/CAM)