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Astronomy: Find Books and Videos

This research guide contains resources used to find information on astronomy-related topics.

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The Library Catalog

Call Numbers

The Library of Congress classification for astronomy is QB. More specifically, QB is broken down as follows:

  • QB1-991 Astronomy
  • QB1-139 General
  • QB140-237 Practical and spherical astronomy
  • QB275-343 Geodesy
  • QB349-421 Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics
  • QB455-456 Astrogeology
  • QB460-466 Astrophysics
  • QB468-480 Non-optical methods of astronomy
  • QB495-903 Descriptive astronomy
  • QB500.5-785 Solar system
  • QB799-903 Stars
  • QB980-991 Cosmogony. Cosmology

Browsing in any of these areas may lead to the discovery of valuable material in addition to the specific items listed in this guide.

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