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CfA Bibliography for February 2014

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in February 2014 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, sort)

Visual Astronomy Display: February 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for February 2014 Highlights… Engineers and scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory talk about the amazing discoveries of Opportunity which is still functioning on the surface of Mars a full ten years after it landed in 2004; A neat little video from MinutePhysics about how the solar…

CfA Bibliography for January 2014

Refereed articles published by CfA authors in January 2014 (View this list in ADS 2.0 to filter, analyze, view, export, sort)

CfA News Feed

Here are just a few places to find CfA in the News: AAAS EurekAlert! Smithsonian Science e!Science News PhysOrg.com Astronomy Picture of the Day CfA in the News Archive starting from October 2010 and ending in January 2012. Recent CfA News Releases

Introducing the Visual Astronomy Display

I’m excited to share a new project I’ve been working on at the Wolbach Library recently: The Visual Astronomy Display. Basically, it is a large screen monitor showing a curated list of YouTube videos about astronomy.  The playlist, usually running about an hour and a half to two hours, is…

John G. Wolbach Library

John G. Wolbach Library, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

The John G. Wolbach Library combines the collections of the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) Library and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Library, forming one of the world’s preeminent astronomical collections. The joint collection is known as the John G. Wolbach Library at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The principal subject areas contained within…

Asteroid 433 Eros, Part 3

The late 1800s and early 1900s was an era of immense astronomical focus on 433 Eros. During this time at Harvard College Observatory, a series of documents called Circulars were disseminated as a way to publish discoveries and other important findings by the observatory. One thing to note when reading…

Asteroid 433 Eros, Part 2

As explored in the previous post, asteroid 433 Eros was an area of major study at the turn of the 19th century. The first goal of studying Eros, in 1899, was to generate an accurate ephemeris for the asteroid. This feat was first accomplished by Chandler and Fleming of the…

Asteroid 433 Eros, Part 1

Spitzer Surveys Dozens of Near-Earth Asteroids

On August 13, 1898, astronomers Gustav Witt and Auguste H.B. Charlois independently discovered an asteroid which would become a focal point of numerous studies throughout the next century, 433 Eros. Eros was the first near-Earth asteroid (NEA) to be discovered, crossing the orbit of Mars, and is amongst the largest…

Zenodo: A new grey literature and data publication solution from CERN

I’ve been with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as the Head Librarian for 3+ years, but a patron request that the John G. Wolbach Library received during my first few weeks still clings to the back of mind. It involved a graduate student simply wishing to submit her dissertation to…