573 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI 02828
Phone: 401-949-3630
Fax: 401-949-0530

Encore Search:
Classic Catalog & View your patron record here


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 (Sept.-May)

Driving Directions
Site Map

Astronomy Books & Links

Astronomy Books

Astronomy Links

NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe by Terence Dickinson (the updated edition)


Turn Left at Orion A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope and How to Find Them by: Dan Davis

A good book for beginners on observing the moon, planets and finding deep space objects. Specifically geared towards use with small telescopes.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Backyard Astronomer's Guide by: Terence Dickinson

This book has information for beginners and more experienced users. It discusses different equipment choices, astronomy as a hobby, pictures and more.

Cassini Saturn Mission

The Year Round Messier Marathon Field Guide with Complete Maps, Charts and Tips to guide You to Enjoying the Most Famous List of Deep-Sky Objects By: H.C. Pennington

Helps you locate some of the Messier Objects, from Charles Messier’s catalog. Includes detailed charts, sketches and more.

Hubble Telescope Site

Astronomy Magazine (Published monthly)


Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Sky & Telescope Magazine (Published monthly)


Solar & Heliospheric Observatory.

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Constellations of the Northern Skies

A pocket sized guide to the constellations.


Galaxy Zoo

Have some fun and help classify galaxies in NASA photographs.

Digital Astrophotography by: Stefan Seip

A good book for someone looking to get started with astrophotography.

Live Astronomy Cameras

Be sure to check out Google Moon & Mars too.

A Guide to Astrophotography with Digital SLR Cameras by: Jerry Lodriguss

Astrophotography guide for Single Lens Reflex Cameras.

Google Sky


Introduction To Digital Astrophotography: Imaging The Universe With A Digital Camera by Robert Reeves

Great book for someone looking to seriously learn about astrophotography. Covers various types of digital cameras.

Sky Safari 3

An excellent astronomy app for your android/iPhone. There are 3 versions available for a fee.

The 100 Best Astrophotography Targets: A Monthly Guide for CCD Imaging with Amateur Telescopes (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Ruben Kier

Sky Walk

Astronomy app for iPad.

Photoshop Astronomy by: R. Scott Ireland

A Photoshop book made just for serious astrophotographers.

Seagrave Observatory

Observatory located in North Scituate.

Cosmos: A Field Guide by: Giles Sparrow

A giant book filled with gorgeous photographs and loads of information.

Space Weather

Hubble: Imaging Space & Time by: David Devorkin & Robert Smith

Beautiful pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope.

Sky Maps

Free Monthly Sky Maps.

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by: Mike Brown

Ever wondered what happened to Pluto? This lighthearted book gives you the story of why it is no longer considered a planet.

Abrams Sky Maps

Great Sky Calendar. $11.00/year for a subscription.

The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet by: Neil deGrasse Tyson

A look at the history of Pluto, and the decision to recategorize it as a dwarf planet.

Cloudy Nights

Online astronomy community

A Briefer History of Time by: Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow

A follow up to his original book. This version is updated and easier to understand for those who don't have a heavy background in science.


Heavens Above

A site that helps you track and identify satellites.

Cosmos by: Carl Sagan

Still the best selling science book ever published. This book discusses astronomy and cosmology.

Orion Telescopes





Various Telescope Websites.