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Journals and Databases
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
The Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, in publication since 1963, covers the significant developments in the field of astronomy and astrophysics, including: the sun; solar system and extrasolar planets; stars; the interstellar medium; galaxy and galaxies; active galactic nuclei; cosmology; and instrumentation and techniques, and the history of the development of new areas of research.
New Space is the only international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the era of new space innovation, covering academic, industry, and government opportunities for collaboration and advances in commercial space exploration. It features world-class content that covers innovative and expanding applications at the intersection of space science, engineering, policy, and business, the Journal encourages the growth of rapidly expanding enterprises and products that will advance knowledge, benefit society and improve the way we live.
Space Colonization Journal
The Space Colonization Journal is an open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed science journal. The Space Colonization Journal offers readers and authors a platform for discussing scientific ideas and concepts relating to space colonization and exploration free of charge (no subscription or submission fees). All manuscript once published are presented in pdf format. Journal reviewers are world-class scientists, who have spent their careers in science, spacecraft design and space engineering.
A collaboration between Google, NASA, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the European Space Agency, the Digital Sky Survey Consortium, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey allows users to browse and explore the universe.
Astrophysics Data System
This NASA-funded service provides access to four sets of abstracts: Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstract Service; Instrumentation Abstract Service; Physics and Geophysics Abstract Service; ADS/LANL Preprint Abstract Service. Records include many links to full text.
Weird Astronomical Theories by
Call Number: online access
Publication Date: 2015-12-26
After addressing strange cosmological hypotheses in Weird Universe, David Seargent tackles the no-less bizarre theories closer to home. Alternate views on the Solar System's formation, comet composition, and the evolution of life on Earth are only some of the topics he addresses in this new work. Although these ideas exist on the fringe of mainstream astronomy, they can still shed light on the origins of life and the evolution of the planets. Continuing the author's series of books popularizing strange astronomy facts and knowledge, Weird Astronomical Theories presents an approachable exploration of the still mysterious questions about the origin of comets, the pattern of mass extinctions on Earth, and more. The alternative theories discussed here do not come from untrained amateurs.
Exploring the Solar System by
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 523.2 E96
Publication Date: 2012-12-28
Beginning in the early days of the Space Age - well before the advent of manned spaceflight - the United States, followed soon by other nations, undertook an ambitious effort to study the planets of the solar system. The remarkable fruits of this research revolutionized the public's view of their celestial neighbors, capturing the imaginations of people from all backgrounds like nothing else save the Apollo lunar missions. From the first space probes to the most recent planetary rovers, they have continually delivered impressive discoveries and reshaped our understanding of the cosmos. Offering fascinating investigations into this crucial chapter in space history, this collection of specially commissioned essays from leading historians opens new vistas in our understanding of the development of planetary science.
A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey by
Call Number: Main Library Stacks 629.43409 D194b
Publication Date: 2007-09-18
50 years after the first space race began, Michael D'Antonio captures the wackiness of the first year of the space race, as the U.S. scrambled to match the Soviets, and President Eisenhower intervened to guarantee that the space program would be run by civilians and not the military.
Pluto Confidential by
Call Number: online access
Publication Date: 2009-08-04
When the International Astronomical Union (IAU) adopted a new definition of a "planet" in August 2006, Pluto became a dwarf planet, drawing a divisive line in science and public opinions. The controversy of whether Pluto is a planet continues years later, and passion about the decision remains, pitting scientist against scientist and invoking sentiments and nostalgia from the rest of the world. With the IAU definition, the future of space objects is forever changed. Learn how this resolution came to be and what it means for astronomy, who implemented it and who is against it, and whether it's the first or millionth time the world's view of astronomy has rotated on its axis.