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Astronomy and astrophysics


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Astronomy and astrophysics

  1. 1. A SAMPLING OF RESOURCES IN Astronomy and Astrophysics From Warner memorial Library Books Astrophysics: Decoding the Cosmos—by Judith A. Irwin Call Number: QB461 .I79 This text takes a close look at the radiation and particles that we receive from astronomical objects, providing a thorough understanding of what this tells us, drawing the information together using examples to illustrate the process of astrophysics. Chapters dedicated to objects showing complex processes are written in an accessible manner and pull relevant background information together to put the subject firmly into context. Dictionary of Astronomy—by: McGraw-Hill Call Number: QB14 .M36 Derived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of astronomy or gain an understanding of its key ideas and concepts. Particle Astrophysics—by D.H. Perkins Call Number: QB464 .P47 Perkins provides background on particle physics and the astrophysics of the early universe in this text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Introductory chapters cover the interactions of elementary particles and their role in the expanding universe. Cosmological asymmetries, dark matter, and dark energy are examined, and final chapters turn to the growth of cosmic structure in high energy cosmic rays and the particle processes in stars. Worked examples, problems, and solutions are included. Some knowledge of quantum mechanics and special relativity is assumed. Secrets of the Hoary Deep: A Personal History of Modern Astronomy—by Riccardo Giacconi Call Number: QB472.G53 Giaconni recounts the ways in which the management methods and scientific methodology behind successful astronomy projects came to set the standards of operations for all subsequent space- and Earth-based observatories. Along the way he spares no criticism and holds back no praise, detailing individual as well as institutional failures and successes, reflecting upon how far astronomy has come and how far it has yet to go. Databases Academic Search elite (EBSCOhost) Multi-disciplinary database offers full-text, dating from 1985 Need more books! Check to present, for nearly 1,850 scholarly journals, including eBrary or NetLibrary the more than 1,250 peer-reviewed titles. Covering virtually every online e-book collections. area of academic study . You can check items out from other libraries and General Science Full Text (Wilson OMinifile) have them delivered using Covers everything from supernovas to marine pollution and is EZ-Borrow found on the the ideal source for researchers seeking information on a Library’s website. variety of scientific topics. Abstracts leading journals and magazines from the United States and Great Britain. Today’s Science ( Science News written especially for students.
  2. 2. Journals Can’t find full-text Astronomy & Astrophysics Review for the article you Provides important reviews that present a need? Use Rapid ILL reasonably complete & well-balanced survey from the Library’s website to have an of the world literature & allows authors article delivered to represent an appropriate cross-section of directly to your the astronomical community desktop. Astronomy & Geophysics Presents serious scientific papers on a range of subjects within the remit of the Royal As- tronomical Society: astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, solar- Check the A to Z Journal terrestrial physics, global and regional geo- list on the Library’s physics and the history of these topics website for additional journal titles Mercury Features articles, profiles, commentary and book reviews on amateur astronomy, educa- tion, galaxies, individual planets, space as- Websites tronomy, telescopes and observatories . Journal of Astrophysics & Astronomy American Astronomical Society Major activities include publication of scien- tific journals and special volumes, organizing The American Astronomical Society (AAS), estab- meetings of the Fellowship and discussions lished 1899, is the major organization of profes- on important topics, recognizing scientific sional astronomers in North America. The basic ob- talent, improvement of science education and jective of the AAS is to promote the advancement taking up other issues of concern. of astronomy and closely related branches of sci- ence. Astrophysics & Space Physics Review Astronomical Society of the South Pacific Covers significant developments in astron- omy, theoretical astrophysics, cosmology, Largest general astronomy society in the world, high-energy astrophysics, & space research in with members from over 70 nations. Board of Direc- the former Soviet Union. tors is comprised of members of the astronomy, educational, and amateur communities. European Astronomical Society The purpose of the society is to contribute to and promote the advancement of astronomy, in its broadest sense, in Europe, by all suitable means. International Meteor Organization Created from ever growing need for international cooperation of meteor amateur work. Collection This publication created by of meteor observations by several methods from Mark D. Puterbaugh all around the world ensures the comprehensive Information Services Librarian study of meteor showers and their relation to com- Warner Memorial Library ets and interplanetary activity. Eastern University The Planetary Society ( Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Inspires and involves the world's public in space exploration through advocacy, projects, and edu- Prepared by cation. Malinda Shannon More resources available @