Thursday, August 31, 2017

Borrowing IfA Library Books

Borrowing IfA books:

  • The book will be borrowed in your name and delivered to your mailbox by the Librarian 
  • Or, use the   self-service computer  by the Library office
  •  Books can be mailed by the Librarian to Hilo and Maui via media mail

If you removed books without Borrowing:

  •  Please Email the title(s) to library@ifa.hawaii.edu so it can be borrowed in your name and added to the Circulation database
  • With your name in the record, other IfA researchers can contact you for access to the book if they need to borrow it
  • Without your name in the record, the book appears to be missing and is not accessible to anyone

 Returning books:

    • Leave books in the Return Books Box near the Library office   
    • Or, put the books in the Library mailbox drawer   
    • Hilo and Maui - books can be returned to the IfA Manoa Library via media mail or in person

      Reference Collection: 

      • These books are meant  to be available to all IfA researchers 24/7, and should not be removed from the Library

      • If you have removed a Reference Book from the collection, please return it ASAP
      •  
      •  or at least email the title to library@ifa.hawaii.edu so it can be borrowed in your name, and  other researchers can contact you if they need to use the book

      Missing books:

      • If a book is missing, please let the Librarian know and a query/request will be sent out to the IfA Astro list

      Search the Catalog on the Library Website:


      Please email requests and queries to
      Marilyn DeMattos, IfA Librarian at:

      Tuesday, August 15, 2017

      Updated Advice for Safely Viewing the Solar Eclipse - from the American Astronomical Society [AAS]

      Solar Eclipse Across America (map)
      Monday, 21 August 2017.


      From the AAS:

      AAS Offers Updated Advice for Safely Viewing the Solar Eclipse. Press Release [01 Aug 2017].

      How To View A Solar Eclipse Safely.

      How to View the 2017 Eclipse Safely. [1-page PDF].

      About the AAS: The AAS Solar Eclipse Task Force



      Viewing from Hawaii

      Information from the Bishop Museum Website:

      Solar Eclipse Overview for Hawaii

      In Hawaii, we will see a partial eclipse* at dawn [6:12 am] looking North East.

      Maximum coverage of the sun is at 6:45 am.  

      By 7:25 am the eclipse will be over.


      *IMPORTANT* - It is NEVER, EVER safe to view a partial solar eclipse directly.




      Wednesday, June 14, 2017

      New Books and e-Resources at the IfA Manoa Library as of 19 July 2017

      Comparative climatology of terrestrial planets.
      Mackwell, S. J., etal., editors
      QB 603 .A85 .C65  2013 and available online.

      Einstein and the quantum : the quest of the valiant Swabian.
      Stone, A. Douglas
      QC 16 .E5 .S76  2013

      Einstein gravity in a nutshell.
      Zee, A.
      QC 173.6 .Z44  2013

      Encountering life in the universe : ethical foundations and social implications of astrobiology.
      Impey, C., Spitz, A. H., and Stoeger, W. R.
      QH 326 .E537  2012  and available online.

      Exploring Mars  :  chronicles from a decade of discovery.
      Hubbard, Scott
      QB 643 .H83  2011 and available online.

      Nuclear physics in a nutshell.
      Bertulani, Carlos A.
      QC 776 .B466  2007

      The Oxford handbook of the history of physics.
      Buchwald, J. Z., and Fox, R., editors
      QC 7 .O945  2013

      The trial of Galileo, 1612-1633.
      Mayer, Thomas P., editor
      QB 36 .G2 .T75  2012

      Theses - New Links in the IfA Library Catalog (LIBCAT)
       
      Adaptive optics studies of high redshift radio.
      Stadler, Brian A.
      2007.
      PDF : ProQuest Dissertations and Theses @ University of Hawaii.

      Efficient discovery of spatial associations and structure with application to asteroid tracking.
      Kubica, Jeremy
      2005 : Carnegie Mellon University.
      Print format : QB 1000.3 .K785  2005
      PDF : ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.  

      Formation and evolution of massive galaxies and AGN in the early universe.
      McGrath, Elizabeth J.
      2007.
       PDF : ProQuest Dissertations and Theses @ University of Hawaii.

      An infrared investigation into the formation of elliptical galaxies via mergers.
      Rothberg, Barry S.
      2005.
       PDF : ProQuest Dissertations and Theses @ University of Hawaii.

      An infrared reflectance study of water in outer belt asteroids : clues to composition and origin.
      Jones, Thomas D.
      1988 : University of Arizona.
      PDF : ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

      A multi-wavelength study of (ultra)luminous infrared galaxies in the cosmos field.
      Kartaltepe, Jeyhan S.  
       2009.
      PDF : ProQuest Dissertations and Theses @ University of Hawaii.

      Probing asteroid composition using visible and near-infrared spectroscopy.
      Howell, Ellen S.
      1995 : University of Arizona.
       PDF : ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

      The rare light elements in very low  metallicity halo stars.
      Novicki, Megan C.
      2005.
      PDF : ProQuest Dissertations and Theses @ University of Hawaii.

      A wide-field survey for high-redshift quasars.
      Kakazu, Yuko K. M.
      2007 : University of Hawaii.
      PDF : ProQuest Dissertations and Theses @ University of Hawaii.

      X-ray  selected galaxy clusters behind the Galactic plane.
      Kocevski, Dale Dalibor
      2006.
      PDF : ProQuest Dissertations and Theses @ University of Hawaii.


      Print copies are temporarily located
      on the "New Books" display in the IfA Library.
      Please contact the IfA Librarian,
      if you have any questions or suggestions.

      Tuesday, May 30, 2017

      New Books and e-Resources available at the IfA Manoa Library as of 30 May 2017.

      The Astronomical Almanac
      Reference  QB 8 .U3 .A5  2018 

      Evolution of Large Scale Structure.
      Proceedings of the MPA-ESO Cosmology Conference,
      Garching, Germany, 2-7 August 1998.
      QB 981 .M62  1998

      Formation, Evolution, and Survival of Massive Star Clusters.
      Proceedings of the 316th symposium of the IAU
      held in Honolulu, Hawaii, 11-14 August 2015.
      QB 1 .I58  no. 316  and  available online via an IfA subscripton.

      Galaxies at High Redshift and Their Evolution Over Cosmic Time.
      Proceedings of the 319th symposium of the IAU
      held in Honolulu, Hawaii, 11-14 August 2015.
      QB 1 .I58  no. 319  and  available online via an IfA subscription.

      George Herbig and Early Stellar Evolution.
      Reipurth, Bo.
      University of Hawaii at Manoa.
      Institute for Astronomy Special Publication : no. 1.
      QB 36 .H56 .R45  2016  and  available online via the IFA website.

       Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy.
      Thompson, A. R., Moran, James M. and Swenson, George w.
      QB 479.3 .T47  2017  and  free open access available via Springer.  

      The Legacy of Edoardo Amaldi in Science and Society Rome, 23-25
      October 2008.  Conference proceedings.
      Societa Italiana de Fisca ; 100. 
       QC 16 .A43 .L44  2010  CDROM included.

      Meteorites of Alberta.
      Whyte, Anthony J.
      University of Alberta Press.
      QB 755.5 .C2 .W49  2009

      Proceedings of the 10th Asian-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting :
      Kunming, Yunnan, China, 3-6 August, 2008.
      Beijing : China Science & Technology Press.
      QB 61 .I56  2009 

      Supernovae as Probes of Their Host Galaxies and Circumstellar
      Environments : Search Strategies in Nuclear Starbursts and 
      Spectroscopy of the SN 1987A CSM.
      Mattila, Seppo Kalevi.
      London : University of London.
      QB 1000.3 .M351  2002  and  available online via ProQuest Dissertations & Theses.   

      An X-ray Study of Cluster Vicinities and Observational Constraints
      on the Warm-hot Intergalactic Medium.
      Takei, Yoh.
      ISAS Research Note ; RN 816.
      Sagamihara, Kanagawa : Institute of Space and Astrononautical
      Science : Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. 
      QB 1000.3 .T350  2006

      X-ray Study of Planetary Nebulae.
      Murashima, Mio.
      ISAS Research Note ; RN 811.
      Sagamihara, Kanagawa : Institute of Space and Astrononautical
      Science : Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
       QB 1000.3 .M552  2006.

      Print copies will be temporarily located
      on the "New Books" display in the IfA Library.

      Please contact the IFA Librarian,
      if you have any questions or suggestions.