Institute of Astronomy

Library News

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.

Open Observatory & Library Friday 7th September

Published on 09/07/2012 

The IoA Library will be open to the public for this years Open Cambridge event.  The historic telescopes and observatory building will be open to the public, also a library historical display.  For more details click here.

New Books for July

Published on 27/06/2012 

The following new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building library area for the month of July.  You can reserve books from the display by indicating on the clipboard underneath the display.

Venus seen on the Sun: The first observation of a transit of Venus by Jermiah Horrocks / translated by Wilbur Applebaum  Leiden: Brill, 2012  History of Science and Medicine Library 29  ISBN 9789004221932  (3/HOR/A)

Peter Hingley (1951-2012) Librarian of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on 22/06/2012 

We are very sad to hear of the death of Peter Hingley, Librarian of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).  His death was announced today by the RAS.

SPIE Digital Library including SPIE Proceedings

Published on 11/06/2012 

Our trial access to the SPIE Digital Library including SPIE Proceedings has been extended to the end of June.

Check it out: SPIE Digital Library

New books on display for June

Published on 24/05/2012 

These new books will be on display in Hoyle building library area from the 1st of June.  There is a clipboard underneath the display where you are welcome to reserve books.

Phaenomena / Aratus: translated with introduction by Aaron Poochigian  Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press, 2010  ISBN 9780801894664  (5/ARA)

Library Bulletin (No. 48 May 2012)

Published on 22/05/2012 

Click here for the latest library bulletin (Word File).

SPIE Digital Library: trial access

Published on 11/05/2012 

We now have full access to the SPIE Digital Library, which contains thousands of technical papers on optical technology, including astronomical telescopes and other instruments.  Click here for access.  We have this as a trial only until 14 June 2012.  Please check this out and send comments to


Published on 02/05/2012 

The following new books will be on display in the Hoyle building library area during the month of May.  You can reserve any of the books for yourself by writing your details on the clipboard below the display.