Library

Policies

TAAA members are welcome to check books out of the TAAA Library. A small sampling of the library is brought to the membership meetings. Books can be checked out by signing the checkout list on the library table. There is no limit to the number of books one can check out or the length of time they are out, but we ask that members be reasonable in only checking out books they truly think they’ll read and return them promptly. Books can be returned to the library during the membership meeting.

The library consists of materials that have been donated to the TAAA. Further donations of books or other appropriate materials are gratefully accepted.

Below is the current list of books in the TAAA library. If you see a title that you’d like to check out, e-mail the title to librarian [at] tucsonastronomy [dot] org and it will be included, if available, in the book sampling at the next membership meeting.

Available Texts

  • Astronomers’ Stars, Patrick Moore
  • Welcome To The Moon, Robert Bruce Kelsey
  • Unusual Telescopes, Peter L. Manly
  • Einstein’s Universe, Nigel Calder
  • How To Make A Telescope, Texebreau
  • The Universe Of Galaxies, Paul W. Hodge
  • Gems Of Hubble, Jacqueline Milton & Maran
  • Lunar Atlas, Dinsmore Alter (editor)
  • Stars And Nebulas, William J. Kaufmann, III
  • Discovering The Universe William J. Kaufmann, III
  • The New Solar System, Beatty; O’Leary; Chaikin
  • New Frontiers In Astronomy, Readings From Scientific American
  • Deep Sky Objects, Jack Newton
  • Black Holes, Quasars, The Universe: Harry L. Shipman
  • Frontiers Of Astrophysics: Eugene H. Avrett, Editor
  • Cosmology: Edward R. Harrison
  • Photographic Atlas Of The Planets: G.A. Briggs, F.W. Taylor
  • Construction Of A Maksutov Telescope: Warren I. Fillmore
  • Red Giants and White Dwarfs (Paperback): Robert Jastrow
  • The Universe From Flat Earth To Quasar: Isaac Asimov
  • The Stars – A New Way To See Them: H. A. Rey
  • Red Giants and White Dwarfs (Hardback): Robert Jastrow
  • Dynamic Astronomy: Robert T. Dixon
  • Telescope Making Techniques: Spring,1977 Volume 1 Number 2
  • Telescope Making Techniques: Summer 1977 Vol 1 Number 3
  • Telescope Making Techniques: Summer 1977 Vol 1 Number 3
  • Telescope Making Techniques: Fall 1977 Vol 2 Number 4
  • Telescope Making Techniques: Fall 1977 Vol 1 Number 4
  • Telescope Making Techniques: Winter 1977 Vol 1 Number 1
  • Amateur Astronomy For The Beginner: H.C. Woodruff
  • Introduction To Astrophysics – The Stars: Jean Dufay
  • Wolf-Rayet Stars: 1968 US Department Of Commerce
  • Journal Of The British Astronomical Assn: 1964 March Vol 74 No.3
  • Journal Of The British Astronomical Assn: 1967 December Vol. 78 No.1
  • Journal Of The British Astronomical Assn: 1958 June Vol.78 No.4
  • Journal Of The British Astronomical Assn: 1968 August Vol.78 No.5
  • Journal Of The British Astronomical Assn: 1968 October Vol. 78 No. 6
  • Journal Of The British Astronomical Assn: 1974 August Vol. 84 No. 5
  • Journal Of The British Astronomical Assn: 1974 December Fol. 85 No.1
  • Journal Of The British Astronomical Assn: 1975 December Vol. 86 No.1
  • Journal Of The British Astronomical Assn: 1976 April Vol. 86 No. 3
  • Astro Navigation Tables Volume G1941: Us Navy Department
  • Man Discovers The Galaxies: Richard Berendzen/Hart/Seeley
  • Astrophotography: Barry Gordon
  • Astronomy Magazine: July 1, 1978
  • Astronomy Magazine: August 1, 1978
  • Astronomy Magazine: September 1, 1977
  • Observer’s Handbook 1995: Roy L. Bishop
  • Siberia (a Photographic Journey): Pierre-william Henry
  • Tyhrycckoe Anbo (Russian)
  • Zen And The Art Of Photoelectric Photometry: Jeffrey L Hopkins
  • All About Telescopes: Sam Brown
  • Fundamentals Of Optics: Jenkins White
  • Planets X And Pluto: William Graves Hoyt
  • Lens Design Fundamentals: Rudolf Kingslake
  • To Rise From Earth An Easy-to-Understand Guide To Spaceflight: Wayne Lee
  • The New Astronomy: Paul and Lesley Murdin
  • Burnham’s Celestial Handbook: Robert Burnham, Jr.
  • Eyes On The Universe: A History of The Telescope: Isaac Asimov
  • The Universe – Its Beginning And End: Lloyd Motz
  • Planetary Encounters: Robert M. Powers
  • Norton’s Star Atlas: Arthur P. Norton 1978
  • Astronomical League By-laws
  • The Anomalous Orientation Of Uranus Presented By Andrey M. Makin
  • Making Your Own Telescope: Allyn J. Thompson (1947)
  • Modern Optical Engineering: Smith (1966)
  • Astronomy In Color: Peter Lancaster Brown – 1972
  • The Joy Of Gazing: David H. Levy (2nd Edition)
  • The Joy Of Gazing: David H. Levy (1st Edition 1982)
  • Amateur Telescope Making: Scientific American -1946
  • Amateur Telescope Making: Scientific American – 1933
  • Amateur Telescope Making – Book 2: Scientific American – 1968
  • Amateur Telescope Making – Book 3: Scientific American – 1953
  • How To Use An Astronomical Telescope: James Muirden – 1985
  • The Construction Of Large Telescopes: Edited By D. L. Crawford – 1966
  • The Amazing Universe: Herbert Friedman – 1975
  • Design Examples Of Tilted-Component Telescopes: Optical Sciences Center U Of A, Technical Report #68 1971
  • Atlas Of The Moon: Astronomy, Antonin Rukl – 1966
  • Find The Constellations: H. A. Rey – 1956
  • Telescope Power – Fantastic Activities and Easy Projects For Young Astronomers: Gregory L. Matloff – 1993
  • Astronomy Made Simple: Michael Hamburg – 1993
  • 365 Starry Nights: Chet Raymo – 1982
  • Monthly Star Maps: C. H. Cleminshaw – 1956
  • A Dipper Full Of Stars: Lou Williams Page, Ph.d. -1959
  • The Milky Way: B. J. Bok, P. F. Bok – 1974
  • Patterns In The Sky: W. Maxwell Reed – 1951
  • Orbits For Amateurs With A Microcomputer Vol II: D. Tattersfield – 1987
  • Clyde Tombaugh: Discoverer Of Planet Pluto: David H. Levy – 1991
  • Patrick Moore’s Astronomy Quiz Book: Patrick Moore – 1987
  • Black Holes, Quasars, And The Universe: Shipman – 1980
  • Maksutov Articles: Sky & Telescope Bulletin C: 1963
  • Construction Of A Maksutov Telescope: Warren Fillmore – 1961
  • New Frontiers In Astronomy: Scientific American – 1975
  • The Surface Of Mars: Michael H. Carr – 1981
  • Whitney’s Star Finder: Charles A. Whitney
  • Complete Manual Of Amateur Astronomy: P. Clay Sherrod
  • Astrophotography For The Amateur: Michael Covington
  • The New Patterns In The Sky: Julius D. W. Staal
  • Endeavour Views The Earth: Robert A. Brown
  • Telescopes For The 1980’s: G. Burbidge
  • Automatic Photoelectric Telescopes: Douglas S. Hall
  • Atoms, Stars And Nebulae – 3rd Ed: Lawrence H. Aller
  • Realm Of The Universe – 3rd Ed: George O. Abell
  • Serendipitious Discoveries In Radio Astronomy: Nrao – 1983
  • Diffraction Gratings As Measuring Scales: John Guild
  • Astronomy I: Russell, Dugan, Stewart
  • Astronomy II: Russell, Dugan, Stewart
  • Prism And Lens Making:F. Twyman
  • Orbit: Apt, Helfert, Wilkinson
  • Comets – Illustrated Intro: Patrick Moore
  • The Red Limit: Timothy Ferris
  • Intelligent Life In The Universe: Shkloviskii & Sagan
  • Space, Time, And Motion: Wesley C. Salmon
  • Space And Time In The Modern Universe: PCW Davies
  • Astronomy And Cosmology: Fred Hoyle
  • Frontiers To Space: Eric Burgess
  • The Inner Planets: Clark R. Chapman
  • Astronomy Data Book: Robinson & Muirden
  • The High Frontier: Gerard K. O’neil
  • The High Road: Ben Bova
  • Discovering Relativity For Yourself: Sam Lilley
  • Theory Of Rotating Stars: Jean-louis Tassoul