Did you know that today (June 6, 2009), asteroid Asteroid 2004 FY15 is flying by the earth at 35 times the distance to the Moon? Or that the 52nd Session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space is going on this week? You would have if you had spent some time exploring this week’s Guide of the Week from the ALA GODORT Handout Exchange Wiki:
Space and Astronomy (University of Colorado at Boulder Government Publications Library, 2008)
The events above came from the Space Calendar listed in the “US Government Information” section of the guide. This is also the section to pay close attention to if you’re at all interested in highlighting Apollo Program resources in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.
Other sections in UCB’s guide include: International Information, Nongovernmental Sources, Resources in the Catalog and Related Topics. Some of the resources highlighted in these sections include:
- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
- Hubble Space Telescope Images
- Electronic resources on space exploration or astronomy from UCB Library’s Chinook catalog
- Image Databases
There is a lot to explore. I hope you will boldly go and explore the rest of this guide. And if you are a documents librarians with a handout or guide, I urge you to confidently go and link it to the ALA GODORT Handout Exchange Wiki.