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Visual Astronomy Display: December 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for December 2016 Highlights… The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum recounts the precarious re-entry of the Friendship 7 when it was thought that it’s heat shield was loose; David Eicher of Astronomy Magazine clears up rumors of an “Earth-like” planet orbiting the nearest star to our…

Status of the UAT Project

This is a short summary update of the status of the UAT project. http://astrothesaurus.org/ — 1) UAT v1.1.0 Published Online A few weeks ago we published version 1.1.0 to Research Vocabularies Australia (RVA), a controlled vocabulary discovery service from the Australian National Data Service (ANDS).  We’ve been collaborating with ANDS…

New Leisure Reading Collection in Wolbach Library!

We’re happy to announce that Wolbach’s staff have created a small physical leisure reading collection that is now available for circulation You can check out what’s available here on LibraryThing! We hope you take a moment to take a breath and stop by to check out the collection. We’re also…

Visual Astronomy Display: November 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for November 2016 Highlights… Images and reports on Schiaparelli’s trip to Mars; Rapidly spinning ‘pumpkin’ stars as seen by the Kepler and Swift missions; Insight Astronomy Photos of the Year winner and award ceremony; A trio of supermoons rounds out the year; and This month Phil Plait…

Halloween Rifting

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This Monday come try out the Library’s new Origin laptop with the Oculus Rift! The Origin will be available for checkout on Tuesday, so be the first to give it a try! We hope that by providing new types of shared resources like the Origin and Oculus that the CfA…

New Ways of Seeing: Exploring Cameras

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Tech Talk @ Cabot is a new weekly event series taking place in the Cabot Science Library on Wednesdays from 3-4pm. Wolbach will be participating in these sessions and showcasing parts of our Devices Collection! Stop by, have some fun, and learn about creative tools and technologies to support the…

Introducing Project PHAEDRA!

Project PHAEDRA: Preserving Harvard’s Early Data and Research in Astronomy Recently, research material originally produced during the mid-to-late 19th century and early 20th century by researchers at the Harvard College Observatory was re-discovered in the HCO Plate Stacks holdings. These early notebooks and other materials are absolutely irreplaceable. The material represents…

Visual Astronomy Display: October 2016

Visual Astronomy Display for October 2016 Highlights… Out of ten observations, Hubble saw what may be water vapor plumes on Europa in three of the images; Rosetta’s fairy tale story is coming to a close as the spacecraft starts preparing to descend to the comet for the end of it’s…

New Research Tools portal

The Wolbach Library recently launched a new Research Tools portal, http://www.researchtools.altbibl.io. Here you can browse recommended tools pertaining to all parts of your research workflow by name or category, in list or tile format, and learn about use cases, tutorials, blog posts and more. You can access this page using…

Learn Something New at Wolbach!

We invite you to register for the following upcoming workshops taking place in Wolbach Library! Click the links below to register! GitHub – Oct. 12 from 10-2 (last hour for support and questions): http://bit.ly/github_cfa16 AstroPy – Nov. 15 from 10-4: http://bit.ly/astropy_cfa16 Jupyter – Dec. 7 from 1-3: http://bit.ly/jupyter_cfa16 After registering you will be contacted soon after to…