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Astronomy: Home

Librarians offer research help online

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Although the campus is closed, librarians are available online the same hours as before:

• Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

• Fridays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cañada College virtual campus

Cañada College classes remain online for spring 2021, but a webpage called Cañada College virtual campus leads to services and resources you can access online like:

  • Drive-up WiFi access. Students can make appointments to reserve a parking spot at any of the three colleges to access WiFi from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Fill out this form to borrow Chromebooks, hotspots or graphing calculators.

Library information

By Phone

Circulation: (650) 306-3485


Welcome to the Astronomy research guide!

Click on the tabs above for resources at Cañada College and beyond.

"View of Saturn" NASA from ARTstor

Portal to the Universe: Featured News

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Astronomy associations

Associations offer ways to connect with astronomers and to learn more about this field. Many associations offer internships, scholarships and job boards.

American Astronomical Society Established in 1899, AAS is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. See this page for information about internships.

Antique Telescope Society (ATS), was organized for educational and scientific purposes, to promote members' interests in astronomical history and discovery, the history of optics, and the preservation and use of the antique instruments.

Association for Astronomy Education promotes public education in astronomy and support the teaching of astronomy to students at all levels of education. Check out their "Ask an Astronomer" service.