Wessex Astronomical Society


The Library

The WAS Library now consists of around 50 books, following a recent sort out, covering between them a wide range of astronomy and astronomically related subjects. Access to the book store is now much facilitated in that the books are stored under the stage with easier and immediate access to them, and all books are displayed at each society meeting, using the blue bookends. Books from the store, which is fully catalogued, may be reserved in advance of meetings; details of this are set out below.

Paper catalogues and a fully searchable computer catalogue are available at each meeting.

Three PDF lists are available. Click below to view or download:

Category (PDF 20k-3 pages)

Synopses ( PDF 362k 24 pages)

Note that whilst the Category file has been updated- with a couple of details to confirm, the Synopses file is still to be edited. Members are invited to preselect any book required from the catalogue and their request to the Librarian (Rob Hatch) a week before the monthly meeting. Please state the title, the WAS ID number and your name.

Every effort will be made to have members' selections ready at the start of the meeting.

Future Developments
Fuller browsing of the collection may be available once the stock is relocated.
We hope to provide a regular list on the website of recently published or forthcoming astronomy books.