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An introduction to library resources on Astronomy, including how to find images, journals, web sites, and podcasts.
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Hubble Images

The Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared Light

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)



Welcome to the Astronomy subject guide! This guide is a starting point for your research in Astronomy.

If you would like to schedule a research appointment, please IM us using the Meebo widget or screenname ASCLibrarian, email a librarian at, stop by the Scottie Research and Rescue Desk on the first floor of the library, or call 404-471-6096.



Listed below are the hours the McCain Library will be open during Fall and Spring Semester.*

Monday through Thursday
  • Library Building Open: 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Research Help Available: 9:00 AM - Noon; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Circulation Desk Open: 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM


  • Library Building Open: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Research Help Available: 9:00 AM - Noon; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Circulation Desk Open: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


  • Library Building Open: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Research Help Available: 9:00 AM - Noon; 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Circulation Desk Open: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


  • Library Building Open: 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Research Help Available: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Circulation Desk Open: 1:00 PM - 10:30 PM

*For exceptions see the Hours link on the library home page.


Hubble Images

Star-Birth Clouds in M16: Stellar "Eggs" Emerge from Molecular Cloud

Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University)

Visit NASA's Hubble Telescope web site for more information

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