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Astronomy & Astrophysics

GRIN (Great Images In NASA)

Encyclopedias, handbooks & dictionaries

Some of these may be restricted to University of Chicago users.

Astronomy Societies and Associations

The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established 1899, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The mission of the American Astronomical Society is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the Universe.
 
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific, which was founded in 1889, seeks to increase the understanding and appreciation of astronomy by engaging scientists, educators, enthusiasts and the public to advance science and science literacy.
 
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) was founded in 1919. Its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation.

Subject specialist

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Barb Kern
Contact:
Co-Director, Science Libraries Division

Crerar Library Room 129

773-702-8717

Document Delivery

If the Library does not own a book you are interested in, you have several options.If we do own the book, but it is not available electronically, and you have identified set pages, you can use the Library's Scan & Deliver Service.

BorrowDirect - 4 business days, loan period 12 weeks, 10 major research libraries

UBorrow - one week, loan period 12 weeks, 13 major research libraries

Interlibrary loan - 8 days, loan period varies, research libraries around the world

Scan & Deliver - 4 business days, pdf scan, from material available in the Library, but not electronically


How to use BorrowDirect

How to use UBorrow

How to use Interlibrary loan

How to use Scan & Deliver