Monday, February 09, 2015

New Books at Manoa: January 2015

Foundations of Astrophysics.
Ryden, Barbara S, and Peterson, Bradley M.
QB 461 R887 2010

Observing Photons in Space.
Edited by Huber, M, et al.
(International Space Science Institute.).
ISSI scientific report, SR-009
QC 793.5 P42 O27 2010

Physics and Chemistry of Circumstellar Dust Shells.
Gail, Hans-Peter and Sedlmayr, Erwin.
Cambridge Astrophysics Series : 52.
QB 792 G35 2014
A Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy.
Martinez, Patrick and Klotz, Alain.
Practical Astronomy Handbooks : 8.
QB 127.4 M37 1998

Protostars and Planets VI.
Beuther, H, Klessen, R S, Dullemond, C P, and Henning, T, Editors.  Proceedings of a conference held in Heidelberg, Germany, July 15-20, 2013.
QB 806 P78 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Try this: Easer access to full text of journal articles.

IfA researchers returning from other venues have remarked that getting from the ADS citation to the full text of an article is easier elsewhere.  At the Astrocoffee session I gave last month, complaints about this situation were voiced.  Well, perhaps relief is at hand.

UHM Hamilton Library has developed a page of instructions to facilitate access to the full text  from various combinations of operating systems and web browsers. See:
Accessing Resources from Outside the Library

I've reset the Firefox preferences on my Mac.  When I launch an ADS search, I'm immediately prompted to sign on with my name & password (not, @gmail, etc.).  In the ADS search results, I can click on the E or F links to reach the full text.  I don't have to follow the L link through the UHM Library web site to get the item!  I haven't tested it enough to find gaps. 

Try these options! 
Let me know if you experience access improvement, or find gaps and glitches.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Grads Register for eJournal Access

For electronic access to journal articles, you must register with Hamilton Library. Once registered, you can access electronic journals from your office and remote locations by logging in using your UH campus email account username [] and password. 

You will need your UH number.  Your UH number can be obtained from Deb Hew-Harano, IfA Personnel.)

Register online by completing the online registration form.

Most requests will be processed in 2-4 business days, including verification of enrollment and/or University affiliation.
    • Select Manoa as your campus, regardless of which island you are on.

    • Put your UH number in BOTH boxes: 1) the "UH Number (required)" box, AND; 2) the "ID Barcode (required)" box.

    • For “Status (required)”: from drop down menu select ‘Graduate’
 If you experience any difficulties with this process, please contact Kathleen Robertson,
IfA Librarian [956-8907;]

Thursday, November 21, 2013

See the videos: Sprites, Asteroids & ISON

Last night PBS Hawaii screened three great astronomy programs

If you missed any of them, the videos are available at:

The search for SPRITES, large-scale electrical discharges that occur high above thunderstorm clouds.

Will future asteroids trigger massive extinctions—or be mined for precious minerals?  Features Ed Lu and an update on B612’s Sentinel Mission.

Comet of the Century.
About the sun-grazing comet ISON.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Noble 2013 Physics - for theory of the Higgs boson

François Englert and Peter W. Higgs have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for the theory of how particles acquire mass.

More information at the Noble Prize site.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Noble Physics announcement soon

The 2013 Noble prize in physics will be announced tomorrow.

While you are waiting with bated breath, here are some

fun facts about past Noble Physics prizes

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


  ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) 
is a registry of unique researcher identifiers

It provides the disambiguation of personal names long needed in research tracking. It supports more accurate publication metrics. And will be welcomed by selection and promotion & tenure committees trying to access candidates' records.

The over 23 developer/partners organizations include
California Institute of Technology and MIT.  It's international: CERN and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) are partners.  

Both the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the American Physical Society (APS) are in the developers group.  Among publishers Elsevier, Nature (NPG), Springer and Wiley are members.

Take your identity into your control and register with ORCID today!