Library Projects

Project PHaEDRA Project PHaEDRA
Project PHaEDRA is an initiative by the Wolbach Library, in collaboration with many partners, to catalog, digitize, transcribe, and enrich the metadata of over 2500 logbooks and notebooks produced by the Harvard Computers and other early astronomers. Our goal is to ensure that this remarkable set of items, created by a remarkable group of people, is as accessible and useful as possible.
MetaSat MetaSat
MetaSat is open metadata that links together hardware, software, data, and people associated with small satellite missions. In 2019 the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded Wolbach Library and the Libre Space Foundation (LSF) a grant to in part develop and implement MetaSat on LSF’s open satellite transmitter database, SatNOGs DB. LSF will be the first to implement MetaSat, but our goal is to ensure that our approach is open, flexible, and as extensible as possible. 
LSTN Logo LSTN: Library Space Technology Network
The LSTN project offers public library communities the chance to build and engage with space technology. The Wolbach Library in collaboration with the Libre Space Foundation is currently engaged in a pilot to build SatNOGS ground stations at five public libraries around the world. 
Unified Astronomy Thesaurus
The Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) is an open, interoperable, community-supported thesaurus that unifies the divergent and isolated astronomy and astrophysics thesauri into a single high-quality controlled vocabulary formalizing astronomical concepts and their inter-relationships.

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Astronomy Display
Each month the Wolbach Library curates a playlist, usually running about two hours long, of YouTube videos on the topics in astronomy, astrophysics, and space exploration. The playlist is displayed in the library on a large screen and is also available online.
CfA Bibliography CfA Bibliography in ADS
Wolbach Library curates a CfA bibgroup within the Astrophysics Data System (ADS) containing links to all publications written by researchers at the Center for Astrophysics.