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New additions to SJAA library!

This is my long due blog post…but better late than never!
I am excited to announce that thanks to a very generous donation to SJAA library, we now have some more great books in store for members to check out. Here’s the list –

The First Three Minutes
The Red Limit
Black Holes and Warped Spacetime
Galaxies and Quasars
Sundials – Their Theory And Construction
The Milky Way
Space Shots
Cosmology + 1
Astrophotography II
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog – Part 1 to 4
The Astronomical Almanac – 1990 to 2000
Telescope Optics

As you can tell by the book titles, the central idea is to try to reach out all our readers by keeping variety of books and DVDs in our collection. In addition to these, we also have lots of books suitable for kids and young adults. I would highly encourage you all to check them out!

I would also like to take this opportunity to let our readers know that due to limited space, we have decided to give away most of our magazines collection. If there are any particular issues you are interested in, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at You can find the current collection at SJAA Magazines.

If you have any suggestions/comments about SJAA library program, I can be reached at

Happy reading!

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New arrivals in SJAA Library!

Hello there,

Thanks to generous donation by some nice people in our community, SJAA library now has few more interesting books –
Star Ware – Philip S. Harrington
Norton’s 2000.0 Star Atlas and Reference Handbook – Arthur P. Norton
The Cambridge Star Atlas – Wil Tirion
Uncovering the Secrets of the Red planet – Mars – Paul Raeburn
365 Starry Nights – Chet Raymo
Astronomy – Fred Hoyle
Looking at the Earth – Priscilla Strain & Frederick Engle
A Dictionary of Astronomy – Dr. Robert Maddison
Don’t Know Much About The Universe – Kenneth C. Davis
The Accelerating Universe – Mario Livio
Thursday’s Universe – Marcia Bartusiak

And thanks to Eric Randall, we also have some fantastic new DVDs in our collection –
Astronomy Magazine – Infinite Cosmos DVD Series
Episodes available –
Biggest Things in Space
Can We Make it to Mars?
Catastrophes That Changed the Planets
Colonizing Space
Cosmic Collisions
Dark Matter/Dark Energy
How Big, How Far, How Fast
How the Solar System was Made
Life Beyond Earth
The End of Earth: Deep Space Threats to Our Planet
The Journey to Palomar
The Search for Cosmic Clusters
To the Moon
Unexplained Mysteries
Wildest Weather in the Cosmos

Stop by and check these out!

As always, if you have any questions/suggestions/comments/feedback, please email me at

Thank you!

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LOTS of new books in our library, exclusively for the kids!!!

Hello there, 

Thanks to a generous donation from one of our board members, Ed Wong…SJAA Library now has 14 awesome books for the little ones! BIG thanks, Ed!!! 

Here are the books that we recently added to our collection – 

  1. Find the Constellations
  2. Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations
  3. The Everything Kids’ Astronomy Book
  4. Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations
  5. The Kids Book of the Night Sky
  6. Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners
  7. There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System
  8. Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations
  9. Telescope Power: Fantastic Activities & Easy Projects for Young Astronomers
  10. The Moon Book
  11. National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space
  12. National Geographic Readers: Planets
  13. Faraway Worlds
  14. Night Sky Atlas

All of these books are very kid-friendly, with lots of fun pictures and easy explanations. Stop by the book cabinet to check these out, next time you are Houge Park for one of our events! I hope our budding astronomers group will enjoy reading these books!!! 

For more information on SJAA Library, please check out –

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