Archive for November, 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Free trial online access to e-books titles from Cambridge University Press is activated in all the campuses of IIA from 25th Nov. 2013 to 9th Dec. 2013.

Kindly send us your valuable recommendations and comments as early as possible.

In order to access the e-books of “Astronomy” Subject collections please follow the link below, http://ebooks.cambridge.org/subject_landing.jsf?subjectId=CA&subjectName=Astronomy&firstLetter=&searchType=allSubjectBook&results=100&sort=title_alphasort&subjectPath=;C;CA

The other subject collections can be accessed from the following link,


Since this is a trail access, kindly avoid downloading the full book at a time.

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The “Open Journal for Astrophysics” is completely free both for submission and for access; there are no Author Processing Charges and no subscription payments. All papers will be fully peer-reviewed. All this is provided free by members of the astrophysics community as a service to the astrophysics community.

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The new panoramic mosaic of the majestic Saturn system taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows the view as it would be seen by human eyes.

NASA has released the first-ever natural-colour portrait of Saturn, in which the planet, its seven moons and rings, and Earth, Venus and Mars, all are visible.

Read More:  The Hindu, Wed, S & T » Science Updated: November 13, 2013 15:35 IST

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Comet ISON Photo Contest

Discover is hosting the Comet ISON Photo Contest, together with the National Science Foundation’s Division of Astronomical Sciences, and Astronomy magazine.


The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers worldwide. You can submit images online at www.nsf.gov/comet beginning October 15, 2013, through January 15, 2014. Judges will consider images in three categories; in addition, website visitors will vote a “People’s Choice” winner. All winners receive cash prizes, and winning images will appear in print in Astronomy and online at Astronomy.com, DiscoverMagazine.com, and on the NSF website.


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Complete Access to all Emerald eJournals

Dear Colleagues,

    Emerald Publishing has announced complete access to all Emerald eJournals for a month (between November 1 and 30, 2013). This complete access will enable you, to download / read articles that are not part of our current subscription to Emerald eJournals.  

The following are the link to access the content,



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Dear Colleagues,

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced it will launch the Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (JATIS), covering fundamental research and applications focused on the full range of astronomical instrumentation. JATIS will launch in mid-2014.

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           List of Books Displayed on 7th November 2013

1  Bennett, Jeffrey  , Donahue, Megan  , Schneider, Nicholas

and Voit, Mark

The cosmic perspective: the solar system.–7th ed.– San

Francisco: Pearson Education, 2014.

52/ BEN


2  Bennett, Jeffrey O. , Donahue,  Megan O, Schneider,

Nicholas  and Voit, Mark

The cosmic perspective: stars, galaxies and cosmology .–

San Francisco: Pearson Education, 2014.

52/ BEN


3  Chaisson, Eric  and McMillan, Steve

Astronomy: a beginner’s guide to the Universe.–7th ed.–

San Francisco: Pearson Education, 2013.

52/ CHA


4  Dvorak, Rudolf and Lhotka, Christoph

Celestial dynamics: chaoticity and dynamics of celestial

systems.– Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA,


521.1/ DVO


5  Gray, Malcolm

Maser sources in astrophysics.– Cambridge: Cambridge

University Press, 2012.

524.52/ GRA


6  Israelian, Garik  and Meynet, Georges., eds.

The metal-rich Universe.– Cambridge: Cambridge

University Press, 2012.

524.3-52/ THE


7  Longair, Malcolm S.

The cosmic century: a history of astrophysics and

cosmology.– Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

524.8/ LON


8  Maini, Anil K

Lasers and optoelectronics: fundamentals, devices and

applications.– United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. ,


535.215.2/ MAI


9  O’Meara, Stephen James

Herschel 400 observing guide: how to find and explore 400

star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies discovered by

William and Caroline Herschel.– Cambridge: Cambridge

University Press, 2013.

52(036)/ OME


10  Prakash, Nirmala

Dart matter, neutrinos, and our solar system.– Singapore

: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 2013.

524.834/ PRA


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