ADS Scanned Books

Welcome to the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Virtual Library. Here you can browse through the books in the ADS. Following are links to the online books relating to astronomy and astrophysics which can be browsed and printed on demand.

Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics, by Martin V. Zombeck (1990, Cambridge University Press)

The Foundations of Celestial Mechanics by George W. Collins, II (1989, 2004).

The Fundamentals of Stellar Astrophysics, by George W. Collins, II (1989, 2003).

Fundamental Numerical Methods and Data Analysis by George W. Collins, II (1990, 2003).

The Virial Theorem in Stellar Astrophysics, by George W. Collins, II (1978, Pachart Publishing House, Tuscon, Arizona).

De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium [On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres], by Nicolaus Copernicus (1543).

Astronomiae Instauratae Mechanica [Instruments for the Restoration of Astronomy)], by Tycho Brahe (1602).

Images of the solar upper atmosphere from SUMER on SOHO by Uri Feldman, Ingolf E. Dammasch, Klaus Wilhelm, Philippe Lemaire, Donald M. Hassler; Bruce Battrick, editor (2003, ESA Publications Division).

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to The Sun by Jay M. Pasachoff, Ph.D.

Basaltic Volcanism on the Terrestrial Planets, by members of the Basaltic Volcanism Study Project (1981, Lunar and Planetary Institute).

Chondrules and their Origins, edited by Elbert A. King (1983, Lunar and Planetary Institute).

Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century, edited by W.W. Mendell (1986, Lunar and Planetary Institute).

Origin of the Moon, edited by W.K. Hartmann, R.J. Phillips, G. J. Taylor (1986, Lunar and Planetary Institute).

A 65-meter telescope for millimeter wavelengths, by J.W. Findlay and S. von Hoerner (1972, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), Charlottesville, Virginia).

Core List of Astronomy Books compiled by Liz Bryson (project coordinator), Diane Fortner, Randall Halvertson, Barbara Kern, Victoria Mitchell, Madeleine Needles, Amy Saxton, and Judie Triplehorn (2003).

Core List of Astronomy and Physics Journals compiled by Liz Bryson (project coordinator), Diane Fortner, and Pamela Yorks (2003)

We are also making available the following books from our historical literature collection:

Annals of the Astrophysical Observatory of the Smithsonian Institution, Volume I

Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College, Volume VIII