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Resource Guide:
Astronomy

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
AstronomyQB 1- QB 991
Solar SystemQB 500.5- QB 785
StarsQB 799- QB 903

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Practical and spherical astronomy
  • Celestial mechanics
  • Cosmogony
  • Stars
  • Eclipses
  • Planets
  • Cosmological distances
  • Asteroids
  • Geodesy
  • Astrophysics
  • Galaxies
  • Astronomical instruments
  • Astronomical transits
  • Plasma astrophysics
  • Nebula
  • Meteors
  • Theoretical astronomy
  • Interstellar matter
  • Solar system
  • Astronomical observatories
  • Radio astronomy
  • Neutrino astrophysics
  • Comets
  • Black holes

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
The Cambridge encyclopaedia of astronomy REF QB 43.2 .C35
Your guide to the skyREF QB 63 .S555
Astronomy with binocularsQB 64 .M68
Atlas of the UniverseOVERSIZED QB 44 .M5425
Black holes and time warpsQC 6 .T526 1993
The Copernican revolution QB 41 .C815 K8
CosmosQB 44.2 .S235
Astronomical centers of the worldQB 81 .K75
Astronomy through the agese-Book
Cleomedes’ lectures on astronomye-Book
The galaxies of the Local Groupe-Book

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Astronomy and Geophysics
  • Astronomy Now
  • Astronomy Reports
  • Space Science Reviews
  • Solar System Research
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics and Space Science
  • Astronomical Journal

Selected Websites and Digital Archives