Monday, March 09, 2015

New Books at IFA Manoa: February 2015

Apparent places of fundamental stars.
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg.
REF QB 9 I5   2015 Almanac

Astronomical phenomena for the year 2017
U.S. Naval Observatory Nautical Almanac Office.
REF QB 8 U3 A5 IA3

The Astronomical almanac.
United States Naval Observatory. 
Nautical Almanac Office.
REF QB 8 U3 A5   2015 Almanac

Learning Perl on Win32 systems.
Schwartz, Randal L, Olson, Erik W, and Christiansen, Tom.
QA 76.73 P22 S38   1997

Reviews in modern astronomy.
Astronomische Gesellschaft (Germany). 
New York : Springer-Verlag.
QB 1 .R48   Volume 20
QB 1 .R48   Volume 21
Observer's Handbook 2009
Edited by Kelly, Patrick.
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Monday, February 09, 2015

New Books at IFA 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