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Astronomy Subject Guide

A pathfinder designed to educate people about astronomy.

World Wide Web Resources

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day a different astronomy and space science related image.

AstroWeb: Astronomy Resources on the Internet
“A database of nearly everything related to astronomy on the Internet.”

Library of Congress Selected Astronomy Internet Resources
Resources for the latest in astronomy and space sciences.

NED -- The NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database
"The NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) is built around a master list of extragalactic objects for which cross-identifications of names have been established, accurate positions and redshifts entered to the extent possible, and some basic data collected."

A Learning Center for Young Astronomers.

Dewey Browse

Browse our online Library catalog by Dewey
number for fiction & nonfiction books:
520  Astronomy & allied sciences
521  Celestial mechanics
522  Techniques, equipment, materials
523  Specific celestial bodies & phenomena
525  Earth (Astronomical geography)
526  Mathematical geography
527  Celestial navigation
528  Ephemerides
529  Chronology

Print Resources

National Geographic encyclopedia of space National Geographic encyclopedia of space / [compiled by] Linda K. Glover;
with Andrew Chaikin ... [et al.] Washington, DC : National Geographic, c2005. Call # R 629.4 NA

Non Fiction

Angelo, Jr., Joseph A. Encyclopedia of space and astronomy New York, NY : Facts on File, c2006. Call # 520.3 AN

Barrow, John D. The book of universes : exploring the limits of the cosmos New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2011. Call # 523.1 BA

Benacchio, Leopoldo The great atlas of the universe Newton Abbot : David & Charles, c2007. Call # 523.1 BE

Couper, Heather & Henbest, Nigel The history of astronomy Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, c2009. Call # 520 CO

Dunlop, Storm Collins atlas of the night sky New York, NY : Harper Collins, c2005.
Call # 523.8 DU

The Facts on File dictionary of astronomy / edited by John Daintith, William Gould New York, NY : Facts on File, c1994. Call # 520.3 FA

Lynch, Mike New Jersey starwatch St. Paul, MN : Voyageur Press, c2006. Call # 522.097 LY

Maran, Stephen P. Astronomy for dummies Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, c1999. Call # 520 MA

Ridpath, Ian Stars and planets : the most complete guide to the stars, planets, galaxies, and the solar system New York, NY : Dorling Kindersley, c2002. Call # 523 RI

Sasselov, Dimitar D. The life of super - Earths : how the hunt for alien worlds and artificial cells will revolutionize life on our planet New York, NY : Basic Books, c2012. Call # 576.839 SA

Schneider, Howard Backyard guide to the night sky Washington, DC : National geographic, c2009. Call # 523.8 SC

Stein, James D. Cosmic numbers : the numbers that define our universe New York, NY : Basic Books, c2011. Call # 530.11 ST

Stott, Carole Space : from Earth to the edge of the universe New York, NY : DK Pub., c2010. Call # 520 SC

Stott, Carole and Sparrow, Giles Starfinder : the complete beginner's guide to the night sky New York, NY : DK Pub., c2010. Call # 523.8 ST

Universe / general editor, Martin Rees  New York, NY : DK Pub., c2008. Call # 520 UN

Visual encyclopedia of space / consultants, David Hughes and Robin Kerrod New York, NY : DK, c2006. Call # 520 VI

Volkmann, Walter H. Physics, astronomy, sciences : new theories with interpretations Dallas, TX : Taylor Publishing, c2005. Call # 530 VO

Wulf, Andrea Chasing Venus : the race to measure the heavens New York, NY : Knopf, c2012. Call # 523.92 WU


Taylor, G. P. Wormwood New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2004. Call # F TAY




Subject Browse

Locate books in the our Library online catalog and EBSCO database:

  • Universe
  • Galax*
  • Outer space
  • Solar system
  • Space
  • Stars

Educational DVDs

The Ancient Maya [videorecording] :  the tools of astronomy. [New York, NY] : A&E Television Network : Distributed in the U.S. by New VIdeo, [c2009]. Call # DVD 972.81 ANC

Cosmos [videorecording] : a personal voyage. [Study City, CA] : Cosmos Studio, [c2000]. Call # DVD 523.1 COS

How the universe works. [videorecording] [Louisville, CO] : Pioneer Productions for Discovery Channel : Distributed by Gaiam Americas, Inc., [c2011]. Call # DVD 523.1 HOW

Journey to the edge of the universe. [videorecording] [United States] : Pioneer Productions and Handel Productions, Inc., [c2008]. Call # DVD 523.2 JOU

The universe. Our solar system [videorecording]  [United States] : A&E Home Video, [c2009]. Call # DVD 523.1 UNI

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