Institute of Astronomy

Library News

New Books for December

Published on 04/12/2013 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area for the month of December.  There is a clipboard underneath the display, where you can reserve books.

Basic concepts in physics: from the cosmos to quarks / Masud Chaichian et al.  Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2014  Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics  ISBN 9783642195976  (140/CHA)

Library Bulletin

Published on 25/11/2013 

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Library Bulletin No. 52 (November 2013)

Published on 12/11/2013 

In this issue we welcome the Battcock Centre, hear from an astronomy history conference, and hear about Cambridge University Press books as e-books READ HERE AS PDF

"A Night with the Stars" video

Published on 12/11/2013 

The "stars" of this video include the IoA's Northumberland and Thorrowgood telescopes, Macieij Hermanowicz, and IoA Librarian Mark Hurn.  There is also some coverage of the Flamsteed Astronomical Society in Greenwich.  To watch the video CLICK HERE

New Books for November

Published on 06/11/2013 

Real books for change!  On display in the Hoyle building library area for the month of November.  There is a clipboard beneath the display where you can indicate an interest in the books.

CUP books: now available as e-books

Published on 01/11/2013 

In a major development, we now have access to over 14,000 Cambridge University Press (CUP) books as e-books.  This includes about 360 astronomy books. Access is through Cambridge Books Online (CBO) and the books can be read as chapter by chapter pdf files.

Records for each title will be placed into the Cambridge libraries Newton catalogue for extra access.  At the moment this is a trial until the end of April 2014.

ebooks trial: Very Short Introductions

Published on 24/10/2013 

Thanks to the ebooks@cambridge team, we have free access to the popular Very Short Introductions range of books. Click here to access them.

There are a number related to astronomy, including Astrobiology, Cosmology, Galaxies, Galileo, History of Astronomy, Newton, Planets, Relativity, and Stars.

Access is campus-only and the trial ends on 31 December.


New Books Display September 2013

Published on 23/09/2013 

The following books can be found on display in the Hoyle Building library area.  If you would like to reserve a book, please indicate on the clipboard underneath the display.


The lost rainbow / written by Ewan Allinson, illustrated by Maria Rud  Edinburgh: DOM, 1998 ISBN 0953271005 (F.27.1)

Particle acceleration in cosmic plasmas / edited by Andre Balogh et al.  New York: Springer, 2013  Space Sciences Series of ISSI  ISBN 9781461464549  (50/BAL)

Library systems upgrade: now complete

Published on 23/08/2013 

The Library online catalogue: Newton is now available after its upgrade.

Library systems upgrade

Published on 19/08/2013 

This week (w.c. 19 August) the Library Voyager software will be upgraded.  Our Newton catalogue will not be availabe for some days, but our books can be found on LibrarySearch

Sorry for the incovenience.