Library

Members receive access to the Centre’s library collection. To borrow an item simply drop by the observatory when it is open and sign it out. You may borrow an item for up to a maximum of one month. If it is lost or damaged the member is expected to replace it.


DVD’s

  1. Aurora Colour Television Project and The Aurora Explained
  2. Blue Planet (IMAX)
  3. Destiny In Space (IMAX)
  4. Life Beyond Earth (PBS)
  5. Origins (NOVA)
  6. Stephen Hawking’s Universe (Parts 1-6)
    1. Seeing is Believing
    2. The Big Bang
    3. Cosmic Alchemy
    4. On the Dark Side
    5. Black holes & Beyond
    6. An Answer to Everything
  7. The Celestial Sphere
  8. The Creation of the Universe (PBS)
  9. The Elegant Universe (NOVA)
  10. The Infinity Series
    • Part 2: The Dance of Gravity
    • Part 3: The Light Beyond. Light and Life
  11. The Planets (BBC)
    • The topics of the eight-volumes are: “Different Worlds,” “Terra Firma,” “Giants,” Moon,” “Star,” “Atmosphere,” “Life Beyond the Sun,” and “Destiny.”
  12. Voyage to the Planets (BBC)
  13. Wonders of the Universe

VHS

  1. Aurora Colour Television Project
  2. Black Holes And Warped Spacetime
    • A Lecture by Dr. J. Kaufmann
  3. Creation Of The Universe
  4. Flying By The Planets: The Videos
  5. Hands-On Astrophysics
    • Back Yard Astronomy, Variable Stars, How to Observe Variable Stars
  6. Stephen Hawking’s Universe (Parts 1-6)
    1. Seeing is Believing
    2. The Big Bang
    3. Cosmic Alchemy
    4. On the Dark Side
    5. Black holes & Beyond
    6. An Answer to Everything
  7. Solar Eclipse From Antarctica
    • Nov. 23, 2003
  8. The Aurora Explained
  9. The Celestial Sphere
  10. The Infinity Series
    • Part 2: The Dance of Gravity
    • Part 3: The Light Beyond. Light and Life
  11. The Planets: The Video
    • Electronic score based on the Orchestral Suite by Gustar Holst
  12. The Return of Halley’s Comet ’86
  13. The Search for Extraterrestrials (Voumes 1-4)
    1. Who’s Out There. Examination of Life. Life Elsewhere.
    2. Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Life on Moon.
    3. Planet Mars. Mars: The Seatch Begins. The Viking Expiditions.
    4. Life on Three Planets Beyond Earth. The Clouds of Venus. The Voyager Missions
  14. Uranus: I Will See Such Things, Miranda: The Movie (BBC)
  15. Voyage to the Planets (BBC)
  16. Voyager: Missions to Jupiter and Saturn
  17. Voyager: Neptune Encounter Highlights
  18. When Clusters Collide
    • A Numerical Simulation of Merging Galaxy Clusters
  19. Where The Galaxies Are
    • Discovering the Structure of the Universe, 1991

BOOKS

Inventory of Books

  1. Astronomy for Every Kid – Janice Vancleaves
  2. The Elegant Universe – Brian Greene
  3. Astronomy 6th Edition – Moche
  4. Deep Sky Observing – Steven R Coe
  5. Visual Astronomy in the Suburbs – Anthony Cooke
  6. Redshift 2nd Edition – Walker
  7. Advanced Amateur Astronomy – Ferguson
  8. Discovering Astronomy 3rd Edition – Robbins Jefferys Shawl
  9. The Astronomer – Donald Goldsmith
  10. Companion to the Cosmos – Little, Brown
  11. Introduction to Astronomical Image Processing – Richard Berry
  12. Burnham’s Celestial Handbook Volume 1 – Burnham
  13. Burnham’s Celestial Handbook Volume 2 – Burnham
  14. Conceptual Astronomy – Zeilik
  15. The New Star System – Beatty, Chaikin
  16. Practical Amateur Astronomy – Patrick Moore
  17. Contemporary Astronomy 4th Edition – Pasachoff
  18. Amateur Telescope Making – Advanced Book 2
  19. Astronomical League Double Star Certificate Observing List
  20. Explore the Dynamic Universe – Snow
  21. Care of Astronomical Telescopes and Accessories – Repin
  22. Exploring the Moon Though Binoculars And Small Telescopes – Charrington
  23. The Observers Handbook 1969
  24. Astronomy Day Handbook 3rd Edition
  25. Astronomy 6th Edition
  26. A Brief View of Astronomy – Pasachoff
  27. Horizons Exploring the Universe 3rd Edition – Seeds
  28. Conceptual Physics Laboratory Manual – Robinson
  29. Astronomy- A Journey into the Science Instructors Manual – Kuhn
  30. Microcomputer Control of Telescopes – William / Bell
  31. Astronomy: Fundamentals and Frontiers 3rd Edition – Jastrow / Thompson
  32. Above and Beyond 1 & 2
  33. Discovering Astronomy – Jeffries / Robbins
  34. Astronomy 9th Edition – Baker / Fredrick
  35. Exploring the Cosmos 3rd Edition – Berman / Evans
  36. Realm of the Universe 2nd Edition – Abell
  37. Astronomy A beginners Guide To the Universe 2nd Edition – Chaisson / McMillian
  38. Horizons Exploring the Universe – Seed
  39. Uranometria 200.0 Volume 1: The Northern Hemisphere to – 6deg
  40. Uranometria 200.0 Volume 2: The Southern Hemisphere to – 6deg
  41. The Dynamic Universe 3rd Edition – Snow
  42. Astronomy The Evolving Universe 6th Edition – Zeilik
  43. Astronomy The Evolving Universe 7th Edition – Zeilik
  44. Astronomy The Cosmic Journey 2nd Edition – Hartman
  45. Astronomy 3rd Edition – Moche
  46. Sky Catalogue 2000.0
  47. Sky Catalogue 2000.00 Volume 2
  48. CCD Astronomy Construction and Use of an Astronomical CCD Camera – Christian Buil

TEACHING GUIDES

Inventory of Teaching Guides

  1. Skyways Astronomy ( Handbook for Teachers) (2 copies) – Mary Lou Whitebone
  2. Imagine the Universe Information and Activity Booklet – Grade 9-12 (1997/98) – (1998/99) – (2003)
  3. Star Child- A Learning Center for Young Astronomers – Grade K-8 (1998/99)
  4. Carolina Science and Math 2002/03

MANUALS

Inventory of Manuals

  1. Model ST-6 Professional CCD Imaging Camera Operating Manual (2 copies)
  2. Celestron Advanced Series GT Instruction Manual (3 copies)
  3. Model ST-4 Star Tracker Imaging Camera Operating Manual
  4. NGC – Max Operators Guide (3 copies)
  5. Echotel 3 Series 310 Ultrasonic Non-Contact Continuous Level Transmitter
  6. Celestron 8 Instruction Manual (2 copies)