The Library 3

The current library list is shown below – members can borrow books free of charge. The Library is open at all Willingdon Lecture Meetings.

Library  Catalogue:          Amended and Corrected:     1st September 2018
Title Author(s) Date of publication Classification Type New
Accelerating Universe: The Infinite expansion Mario Livio 2000 Astro Physics hc
Amateur Astronomer and His Telescope Gunter Roth 1963 Observing hc
Amateur Astronomers’s Photographic Lunar Atlas Henry Hatfield 1968 Solar System hc
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth Chris Hadfield 2013 Astronauts hc New
Art of Astro Photography: The Ian Morison 2017 Observing sa hc
Art and Science of CCD Astronomy David Ratledge (Ed) 1997 Observing pb
Asteroids and Dwarf Planets: How to observe them Roger Dymock 2010 Solar System sa pb
Astronomica Fred Watson:  Chief consultant 2007 General hc
Astronomer Royal: The Emily Winterburn 2003 Historical hc
Astronomers at Herstmonceux Edited by Anthony Wilson 1999 Historical pb
Astronomy Manual: Practical Guide to the Night Sky Jane Green 2010 Basic  General sa hc
Astronomy with a Budget Telescope Patrick Moon & John Watson 2002 Basic  General pb
Astronomy with a Home Computer Neale Monks 2005 Advanced: General pb
Atlas of the Moon Antonin Rukl 1996 Solar System hc
Atlas of the Night Sky Storm Dunlop and Will Tirion 2005 Basic  General hc
Atlas of the Universe  Introduction to Astronomy Patrick Moore 1994 BasicGeneral hc
Aurora:  The             Sun-Earth interactions Neil Bone 1991 Solar System sa pb
Backyard Astronomers Guide: The Terence Dickinson & Alan Dyer 2002 Basic  General hc
Bang! The Complete History of the Universe Brian May, Patrick Moore, Chis Lintott 2006 Basic  General sa hc
Big Questions: The – The Universe Stuart Clark 2010 Astro Physics sa  hc
Black Holes & Time Warps Kip S.Thorne 1995 Astro Physics pb
Brief History of Time: A – From the Big Bang to Black Holes Stephen Hawking 1988  pb ed  1995 Astro Physics pb
Building a Roll-Off Roof Observatory John Hicks 2009 Telescopes pb New
Building and Using an Astronomical Observatory Paul Doherty 1986 Telescopes pb
Buying your Telescope: The Stargazer’s starter guide to Frank Johns 2007 Telescopes pb
Calendar: The: The 5,000 year struggle to align the clock to the heavens David Ewing Duncan 1998 Basic  General hc
Cambridge Star Atlas: The Wil Tirion 1991 3rd ed 2001 Reference Observing hc
Choosing and Using A Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Rod Mollise 2001 Telescopes pb
Cosmic Collisions: The Hubble Atlas of Merging Galaxies Lars Christensen & David Martin 2009 Astro Physics hc
Cosmology Revealed: Living Inside the Cosmic Egg Anthony Fairall 2001 Astro Physics hc
Crab Nebula: The Simon Mitton 1979 Astro Physics hc New
Dark Side of the Universe: Dark matter, dark energy Iain Nicolson 2007 Astro Physics sa hc
Digital Astrophotography: The State of the Art David Ratledge (ed) 2005 Astro Photography pb
Dragonfly:  NASA and the crisis aboard Mir Bryan Burrough 1999 Astronauts hc New
Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae Gale Christianson 1997 Historical hc
Endurance:  A Year in Space Scott Kelly 2017 Astronauts hc New
Enigma of Sunspots: The Story of discovery & Sci revolution Judit Brody 2002 Solar System pb
Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars Patrick Moore 1986 3rd ed 1996 Observing pb
Exloring the Solar System   – Other Worlds J.Kelly Beatty 2001 Solar System hc
Extraordinary life of Patrick Moore: Sky at Night & Beyond Chris Bramley (Ed) 2012 Historical pb
Extravagant Universe: The – Exploding stars, dark energy, Rober P. Kirshner 2002 Astro Physics hc
Features of the Near Side of the Moon John Moore 2014 Solar System pb New
First Three Minutes: The – A modern view of the universe Steven Weinberg 1978  7th im  1987 Astro Physics pb
Galaxies of the Local Group: The Sidney van den Bergh 2000 Astro Physics hc
Getting the Measure of the Stars Norman Walker & W.A. Cooper 1989 Advanced: General sa hc
Guide to the Constellations (Astronomy Now special issue) Neil Bone/ Nik Szymanek 2002 Basic  General sa pb
Hidden Universe Lars Christensen/Robert Fosbury 2009 Astro Physics hc
Higgs: The Discovery of the God Partical Jim Baggott 2012 Astro Physics pb
History of Astronomy: A from 1890 to the Present David Leverington 1995 Historical pb
How to Identify Night Sky Storm Dunlop and Will Tirion 2002 Rev 2006 Observing pb
Hubble: 15 years of Discovery Lars Christensen & Bob Fosbury 2005 Astro Physics p/b
Hubble Reborn: The story of the space telescope Emily Baldwin/Keith Cooper 2009 General pb
Hubble Space Telescope: The David DeVorkin/Robert Smith 2004 General hc
Hunt for Alien Life:  The Peter Linde 2013 General sa hc
Impact: The threat of Comets & Asteroids Gerrit Verschuur 1996 The Future hc
Introduction to Planetary Sciences Gunter Faure,Teresa Mensing 2007 Advanced: General hc
Infinity Rising Nik Szymanek 2005 Observing sa pb
Invisable Universe: The story of Radio Astronomy Gerrit L. Verschuur 2nd ed    2007 Radio Astronomy hc
Jewel on the Mountaintop: The ESO through 50 years Claus Madsen 2012 Historical hc
Jupiter and How to Observe it John W.McAnally 2008 Solar System pb
Key to the Universe: The – A report on the new physics Nigel Calder 1977 Astro Physics sa hc
Knowledge Masters: Outer Space Harry Ford & Kay Barnham 2006 Children sa hc
Last Three Minutes: The Paul Davies 1994 Astro Physics pb
Making of History’s Greatest Star Map Micheal Perryman 2010 Historical sa hc
Man Discovers the Galaxies Berendzen/Hart/ Daniel Seeley 1976 Historical hc New
Mars: The Mystery Unfolds Peter Cattermole 2001 Solar System hc
Mars: The real:  Spirit, Opportunity, Mars Express Michael Hanlon 2004 Solar System hc
Measuring the Universe: The Cosmological Distance  Ladder Stephen Webb 1999 Astro Physics pb
Messier Objects: The – Deep Sky Companions Stephen O’Meara 1998  ed 2001 Observing sa hc
Meteors: Observers Handbook Neil Bone 1992 Observing pb
Meteor Showers: An Annotated catalogue Gary Kronk 1988 2nd ed 2014 Observing pb
Meterorite Craters and Impact Structures of the Earh Paul Hodge 1994 Historical hc
Mission to Saturn: Cassini and Huygens Probe David M. Hardland 2002 Solar System pb
Modern Theories of the Universe: From Herschel to Hubble Michael J, Crowe 1994 Astro Physics pb
Moon: The Patrick Moore 1981 Solar System hc
Moon: The – and how to observe it Peter Grego 2005 Observing pb
Multiverse: In search of the John Gribbin 2009 Astro Physics sa hc
Nature of Space and Time: The Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose 1996 Astro Physics bpb
New Amateur Astronomer: The Martin Mobbersley 2004 Observing pb
New Eyes on the Universe: Twelve Cosmic Mysteries Stephen Webb 2012 Astro Physics sa pb
Night Sky: Month by Month Will Gater, Giles Sparrow 2011 Basic  General hc
Norton’s  2000: Star Atlas and Reference Handbook (2 copies in lib) Edited by Ian Ridpath 18th edition Reference Observing hc
Observing and Photographing the Solar System T. Dobbins, D.C. Parker, C.F. Capen 1988 2nd ed 1992 Observing hc
Observing Comets Nick James & Gerald North 2003 Observing pb
Observing & Imaging the Heavens: An Amateurs Guide Ian Morison 2014 Observing sa pb
Observing the Caldwell Objects David Ratledge 2000 Observing pb
Observing the Moon Peter T. Wlasuk 2000 Observing hc
Observing the Universe Edited Andrew J. Norton 2004 Observing pb New
Observing Variable Stars: A guide for the beginner David H. Levy 1989 Observing sa hc
Orion Nebula: The – Where Stars are Born C.Rober O’Dell 2003 Astro Physics hc
Our Evolving Universe Malcolm S. Longair 1996 Astro Physics sa hc
Our Universes Sir Denys Wilinson 1991 Astro Physics sa hc
Parallax: The Race to measure the cosmos Alan Hirshfeld 2001 Historical hc
Patrick Moore on Mars Patrick Moore 1998  2nd ed 2006 Solar System sa pb
Patterns in the Sky: Myths & Legends of the Stars Julius D.W. Staal 1988 Historical pb
Planetary Handbook: The Cambridge  … Michael E. Bakich 2000 Solar System hc
Planetary Sciences Imke de Pater & Jack J. Lissauer 2001  rp  2004 Advanced: General hc
Planets: The David McNab & James Younger 1999 Solar System hc
Practical Astronomer:  The Will Gater & Anton Vamplew 2010 Basic General hc
Practical Skywatching Ed David Levy & Dr John O’Brian 2006 Observing hc
Real Astronomy with A Small Telescope Michael Gainer 2006 General pb
Redshift Stuart Clark 1997 Astro Physics sa pb
Royal Observatory Greenwich: The Sir Harold Spencer Jones 1943 ed 1948 Historical pb ht
Satellites of the Outer Planets: Worlds in their own right David Rothery 1992 Solar System pb
Secrets of the Universe Paul Murdin 2009 Astro Physics hc
Shooting Stars Nik Szymanek 2014 Observing pb
Sky:The – A user’s guide David H. Levy 1991 Basic  General hc
Sky Is Your Laboratory: The Robert Buchheim 2007 Observing pb
Skywatching: The Ultimate Guide to the Universe David Levy 1994 Basic  General hc
Spaceflight: From Sputnik to Space Shuttle Giles Sparrow 2007 Basic  General hc
Space Shuttle: The 30 yrs of NASA’S First space plane Piers Bizony 2011 Space Research hc
Starfinder Carole Stott & Giles Sparrow 2010 Observing hc
Star Maps:  History, Artistry and Cartography Nick Kanas 2009   2nd Edition Historical pb
Star of Bethlehem Mystery: The David Hughes 1979 Historical hc
Stars: A journey through stellar birth,life and Death Raman Prinja 2008 Astro Physics hc
Stars and Planets: Practical Guide to Astronomy Brian Jones 1990 Ne 1996 Basic  General hc
Stardust: Our Cosmic Origins Stephen Welch 2008 Astro Physics pb
Starlight Detectives: Alan Hirshfeld 2014 Historical pb
Starlight Nights: The Adventures of a Star-Gazer Leslie C. Peltier 1967 General hc
Stargazing: Astronomy Without a Telescope Patrick Moore 1985 Basic  General hc
Stargazing with a Telescope Robin Scagell 2000 rp 2002 Basic  General pb
Starry Night Companion: Your Guide to understanding the night sky John Mosley 2000 Basic  General pb
Stargazers Handbook:The An Atlas of the Night Sky Giles Sparrow 2007 Basic  General hc
Stephen Hawking:    A Life of Science Michael White & John Gribbin 1992 Historical hc New
Stephen Hawking’s Universe: The Cosmos Explained David Filkin 1997 Astro Physics hc
Sun and the Amateur Astronomer: The W.M. Baxter 1963 Rev 1973 Solar System hc ht
Sun: The Ian Nicholson 1982 Solar System sa hc
Sun, Earth & Sky Kenneth Lang 1997 General pb
Sun Kings: The Tale of how modern astronomy Began Stuart Clark 2007 Historical hc
Telescopes and Techniques: An Introduction to Practical Astronomy C.R. Kitchin 1995 Telescopes pb
Tim Peake:  Ask an Astronaut Tim Peake 2017 Astronauts hc New
Totality Eclipses of the Sun Littmann, Wilcox & Espenak 2nd edition    1999 Soar System hc
Two Sides of the Moon David Scott/Alex Leonov 2004 Astronauts hc New
Universe In A Nutshell Stephen Hawking 2001 Astro Physics hc
Universe Heather Couper & Nigel Henbest 1999 Basic  General hc
Universe: 8th Edition Roger Freedman/Kaufmann 2005 Advanced Ganeral hc
Universe from Nothing: A Lawrence M. Krauss 2012 Astro Physics hc
Universe and Beyond: The Terence Dickinson 2004 Basic  General pb
Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide Gen Editor: Martin Rees 2005 Basic  General hc
Universe: The Iain Nicholson and Patrick Moore 1985 Basic  General sa hc
Venus: The Geological Story Peter Cattermole 1994 Solar System sa hc
Why is Uranus Upside Down & other questions Fred Watson 2007 Basic  General sa pb
Wonders of the Solar System Brian Cox 2011 Solar System hc
Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox 2011 Astro Physics hc
Worlds of Galileo: The Story of NASA mission to Jupiter Michael Hanlon 2001 Solar System hc
Whole Shebang: The – A State of the Universe(s) Report Timothy Ferris 1997 Astro Physics hc
Yearbook of Astronomy: 2018 Brian Jones/Richard Pearson 2017 Basic General pb New
Young Astronomer: The Harry Ford 1998 Children sa hc
21st Century Astronomer: Practical Guide to Observing Pete Lawrence & P Moore 2012 Observing hc
21st Century Astronomy 2002 Basic  General pb
Planisphere Basic General
pb = Paperback:     hc= hardcover   sa = signed by author
rp=  Reprint         ed: edition:  im= imprint
New= New to Library since last listing.
CLASSIC HISTORIC TEXTS Still available for loan on request of librarian New
Amateur Astronomer: The Patrick Moore 1957 3rd Ed 1960 General hc  ht
Amateur Telescope Making: In Two volumes Albert G. Ingalls 1953(Vol1) 1954 Telescopes hc ht
Earth, Moon and Planets Fred L. Whipple 1941 3rd Ed 1978 Solar System pb ht
Guide to the Moon Patrick Moore 1976 Solar System hc ht
Handbook for Telescope Making N.E. Howard 1962 Revisied 1969  Telescopes hc ht
Introducing Astronomy J.B. Sidgwick 1951 revised 1973 Basic  General pb ht
Introduction to Astronomy C.Payne-Gaposchkin 1954  pb        1961 Basic  General pb ht
Larousse Encyclopedia of Astronomy Lucien Rudaux & G.Vaucouleurs 1959 2nd Ed 1962 Basic  General hc ht
Moon: The Dr. Percy Wilkins and Patrick Moore 1956 Solar System hc ht
Observational Astronomy for Amateurs J.B. Sidgwick 1956 Solar System hc ht
Norton’s Star Atlas and Reference Handbook Arthur P.Noron 1910 17th Ed 1978 Referance hc ht
Planet Mercury: The E.M. Antoniadi: Trans: Patrick Moore 1956 Observing hc ht
Practical Amateur Astronomy Edited Patrick Moore 1974 Solar System hc
Radio Astronomy F. Graham Smith 1963 Observing hc ht
Realm of the Nebulae: The Edwin Hubble 1960 Radio Astronomy pb
Story of Jodrell Bank Bernard Lovell 1936  pb ed 1958 Astro Physics hc ht
1984 Yearbook of Astronomy Edited: Patrick Moore 1983 Basic  General sa pb
Keith Brackenborough:  Librarian:  1st September 2018


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3 thoughts on “The Library

  • sarah humphrey

    I have a number of book from a past member who has now died and I’m wondering if you would like to look at them, take what you would like and pass the rest to a charity shop.

    • keith Brackenborough

      The Society will always be interested in books from a past members and if you can get in touch with me ( I will be delighted to come along and look at the collection before they go to a charity shop. Astronomy is a fast moving subject and some of the earlier books may be a bit dated now, but we can advise.


  • Jane Weston

    My father, Ron Weston, who was an honorary member of the society sadly passed away in May aged 95 after a brief decline (not covid). He was an avid collector of books from the 1940s to the present times. We wondered if the library would like to choose about 50 of his books – or less if you are lacking in shelf space. Authors include Darwin, Dawkins, Dennett, P Davies, Gribbins. Popper, Chomsky, Penrose, Rovelli and many many more.
    I am in Hastings if you would like to come and choose some books. If this is not of interest then it is not a problem

    Regards, Jane Weston