Monday, August 8, 2016

Astronomy readings

Astronomy Readings 
Astronomy. In Columbia encyclopedia [Internet]. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002 [cited 2013-11-04] [15 paragraphs]. Available from 

Claspy, William P. Information use in astronomy. In: Grothkopf, U.; Andernach, H.; Stevens-Rayburn, S.; Gomez, M; editors. Library and information services in astronomy III [Internet]. Proceedings; 1998 Apr 21-24; Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain: Astronomical Society of the Pacific conference series; [cited 2013-11-04]. 153: 177-84. Available from: 

Hurt, C.D. Information Sources in Science and Technology, 3rd ed. Englewood, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1998. pp. 91-92. 

Kraus J, Banholzer, P. Astronomical resources on the Internet. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. [Internet]. 2002 Spring [cited 2013-11-04]; (34): [about 26 p.]. Available from 

Web sites 
Astronomical Society of the Pacific 
The ASP is the largest general astronomy society in the world. Publishes the free teacher’s newsletter Universe in the Classroom 

From IPL 

From IPL Kidspace 

Sites selected by Winnipeg Public Library. 

Astronomy & Astrophysics Web Sites: Educational Resources 
Compiled by Sciences and Technology Library, The University of Manitoba Libraries. 
Website from the publishers of Astronomy magazine. Includes news, feature stories, observing, an image gallery, parent and teacher resources, Astro for Kids, and a beginner’s section. 

Astronomy Resources on the Web 

Canadian Astronomical Society

Canadian Space Agency
Check out especially Youth/Educator’s section; Resources section 

Frequently Asked Questions about Astronomy 
The U.S. National Optical Astronomy Observatory is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation. 

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators: Space & Astronomy 
Suitable for grades 4-8. Favourably reviewed in Library Media Connection, Nov/Dec 2004. 

Manitoba Museum Planetarium 


Observer’s Handbook List of Recommended Books 

Observer’s Handbook Websites

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 

Winnipeg Centre located at: 

SEDS—Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Students for the Exploration and Development of Space was founded in 1980 at MIT and Princeton and consists of an international group of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from a diverse range of educational backgrounds who are working together to promote space as a whole. 

University of Toronto. Astronomy and Astrophysics Library. 
Maintains a database of citations to reviews of books and software: Astronomy Books and Software Reviews at

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