Institute of Astronomy

Library News

Amazing access to Newton's manuscripts

Published on 02/12/2011 

Cambridge Digital Library has made available online some of Isaac Newton's original notebooks.  The imaging facilities and transcriptions give a real feel for the originals and make them available to the world.  Click here to see for yourself!


Published on 28/11/2011 

The following new books will be on display in the Hoyle building library area in December.  There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can reserve books

Quantum cosmology: a fundamental description of the Universe / Martin Bojowald  New York: Springer, 2011  ISBN 9781441982759  (136/BOJ)

The Archaeology of our site

Published on 24/11/2011 

An article has recently been published in Antiquity which covers the archaeology of our site.  It was based on a dig made of the site of the Kavli building before building began.  The article also uses some photographs from the IoA Library DSpace collection.  The article can be found by clicking here.

Follow events at the IoA on Twitter

Published on 15/11/2011 

You can now follow events in the IoA public outreach programme on Twitter.  Find out who's giving this weeks talk and what its on; find out if observing will be going ahead and what will be our targets?  Click here to find us on Twitter.

New Books for November

Published on 31/10/2011 

The following new books will be on display in the Hoyle building library area for the month of November.  If you are interested in reserving any book, please put your details onto the clipboard underneath the display.


Neptune display at CAA Star Party

Published on 19/10/2011 

This years Cambridge Astronomical Association (CAA) Star Party on Friday 28 October will have a Neptune theme

At the event the IoA Library will be mounting a small display of books and pictures to commemorate the 1st Year of Neptune since its discovery in 1846 and near-discovery in Cambridge!

More details: click here




New Books for October

Published on 26/09/2011 

The following new books will be put on display in the Hoyle Building library area at the start of October.   If you would like to request any of these books, please write your name on the clipboard underneath the display and the book will be supplied to you at the end of the month.


Visitors from Société Astronomique de France

Published on 22/09/2011 

Today we welcomed 40 visitors from the Société Astronomique de France.  They were first met by Lord Rees and then went on a tour of our facilities.  The tour was led by librarian Mark Hurn and included the historic telescopes and library.  The tour finished up with a group photo, including our Director, Professor Rob  Kennicutt, next to the statue of Fred Hoyle.

Open Observatory: Open Cambridge Event 10 September 2011

Published on 13/09/2011 

Two tours of the Institute of Astronomy, including historic telescopes and Observatory building, were made attracting a total of 33 people.  There was also a small Library display of books and photographs illustrating the life of American astronomer Simon Newcomb.

Open Observatory: Saturday 10 September

Published on 09/09/2011 

We are very sorry this event is now fully booked.  Please do not turn up unless you have booked onto a tour.

If you would like to visit the Institute in the future, please note our Public Observing Nights begin on Wednesday 5 October and continue, every Wednesday night up to 21 December.  For more details click here.