Map of NOAO Library Call Nos. and Subjects
The library maintains a collection of books, journals, and observatory publications in astronomy, mathematics, physics, science, and technology to support the research activities of NOAO, NSO, and KPNO.
Staff of Steward Observatory and LPL may also use the NOAO Library, although they should consult their institution's library first. The NOAO library is not open to the public.The library handles the journal subscriptions (print and electronic), provides access to electronic information through its webpages, maintains the physical collection and circulates materials, obtains articles and books, and provides reference assistance.
Page created 9/12/13; last update 3/10/14
(American Scientist, Nature, New Scientist, Science, Science News, Scientific American)
New Books in Library
In honor of Women's History Month, I've created a library display and website resource guide on Women in Astronomy. Also, the April 27/28 episode of Cosmos will feature female astronomers of the early 20th century.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a 13-episode documentary series that is a follow-up to Carl Sagan's 1980 Cosmos, will premiere on
Fox on March 9 and National Geographic on March 10. The series is written by Ann Druyan and hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the American Museum of National History's Hayden Planetarium.
"Old stars glean neighbors' gas: Snatching matter helps blue stragglers stay youthful," Science News, 85(5):8, March 8, 2014. Stealing keeps some stars looking young. The thieves, called blue stragglers, swipe material from a neighbor, leaving behi
nd a dead stellar companion as a calling card, data from the Hubble Space Telescpe show. "Filament of cosmic web set aglow: Peek at massive, outstretched gas cloud could reveal hidden structure of the universe," Science News, 85(5):8, March 8, 2014.
New Books in NOAO Library:
Astronomy/Astrophysics articles in current Science issue (available through our trial online subscription and our print subscription): "New Neutrino May Have Heated Baby Universe," pp. 826-27; "Rival Detectors Prepare to Take Snapshots of Distant Worlds" (GPI and SPHERE in Chile), p. 833.
I've arranged a trial subscription to Science magazine online for the use of NOAO staff. This trial subscription allows us full-text access to the content in the print Science, 1997 through the current issue, as well as to additional online content not found in the print version. Go to the Science website to browse and search the current Science issue as well as archival issues from 1997 to date. Our trial subscription will expire 4/14/14, after which we will decide whether to obtain a yearly subscription. Please contact me with questions about using the online version and with feedback on the usefulness of this service to your research efforts.