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950 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
P.O. Box 26732
Tucson, AZ 85726
Hours: Open 24 hours/day
Sharon E. Hunt, Librarian
Hours: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
About the NOAO Library
The NOAO-Tucson Library is a research library that supports the work of NOAO and NSO staff members by facilitating access to information found in both electronic and paper materials.
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 12/6/13
New Books in the Library are on the New Arrivals display - these books can be checked out
Daryl Willmarth has written a review of Introduction to Astronomical Spectroscopy, by I. Appenzeller (Cambridge University Press, 2013) in the Dec. 2013 issue of The Observatory magazine (pp. 357-358).
Open-access publishing initiative in high-energy physics: Geneva 5 December 2013. After intense preparations and consensus building, CERN has today confirmed that the SCOAP3 Open Access publishing initiative will start on 1 January 2014. With the support of partners in 24 countries, a vast fraction of scientific articles in the field of High-Energy Physics will become Open Access at no cost for any author: everyone will be able to read them; authors will retain copyright; and generous licenses will enable wide re-use of this information.
The FY 2014 NOAO Annual Program Plan is now in the library. One copy is on the shelves (QB4 .N142) and one copy is displayed in the Annual Reports area of the library.
"World's largest telescope stalled by Canadian funding woes" - threat to the building of the TMT
Communicating Science: A National Conference on Science Education and Public Outreach proceedings (held in Tucson in 2012) has been received in the library; it is on the New Arrivals display. The book is also available at the ASP Conference Series website. (10.9)
The Perils of Open Access Journals: The recent Science magazine issue has an article "Who's Afraid of Peer Review?"--a spoof paper concocted by Science that the author contends reveals little or no scrutiny at many open-access journals.
Here's a Special Libraries Association guide to open access journals.
Also, Beall's List of potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers.
GeminiFocus: The October 2013 issue of GeminiFocus is now available.
Library Catalog: The Library has moved its catalog to a cloud-based online catalog. Please see Sharon if you have any questions.
Astronomical Photography: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 Winners, Royal Observatory