The John G. Wolbach Library at the Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is a research library with large historical collections documenting the history of the Harvard College Observatory, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and the history of astronomical study in the United States more broadly. Included in the library are non-circulating special collections materials which range in scope from rare and fragile books to historical film reels and photographs.
In this blog series, we will highlight items from our special collections to introduce readers to a number of unique and exciting resources held on-site at the Wolbach Library. Updated URLs will be added to this page, so be sure to bookmark it to follow along with future posts!
Most Recent Posts:
“The Theory of Light” by Thomas Preston: https://wolba.ch/gazette/theory-of-light/
“A New Method of Finding a Ship’s Position at Sea” by Capt. Thomas H. Sumner: https://wolba.ch/gazette/a-new-method-of-finding-a-ships-position-at-sea-by-capt-thomas-h-sumner/