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  (In the centre of the picture :  The library of the Nice observatory by Disderi, photograph  -
Source : "Observatoire de Nice, souvenir de la conférence géodésique de 1887" )


Overview of the heritage collections of the library of Nice observatory

At its foundation, the library of the Nice observatory was richly endowed with specialized resources in astronomy and related disciplines, as can be seen in volume 1 of the Annals of the Nice Observatory published in 1899. This volume contains the first library catalog which includes 6200 volumes and 30 periodicals.

In 2012 the library has written a second heritage catalog with detailed bibliographical notes.

 

Title Description

Catalog of the heritage collections of the library of the Nice Observatory / by the OCA library  (s.l.) : (s.n.) : 2021

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(external access)

 A reproduction of the originally catalog published in vol. 1 of  the Annals of Nice observatory (1899).

 This second catalog contains :
  • a detailed bibliographic record of each document,
  •  the book shelf number,
  •  a link on the digital version available externally,
  •  Information on deficiencies or errors.  

 

In October 2011, the OCA Library launched a digitization program of its old and contemporary collections for conservation and research purposes. Now, more than 15500 pages have been digitized and ocerized. Below, you will find the results of this work.

The digital collections

​First, the OCA library has chosen to digitalize the collections relating to the history of the institute . The objective is to facilitate the work of historical research on people, buildings, administrative or scientific activities.

 

Title Description

1881-1981, cent ans d'astronomie à l'Observatoire de Nice

A. Clorennec ; R. Feldman ; J.-P. Zahn et al.  (1981)

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Book written on the occasion of the centenary of the Nice Observatory : it tells 100 years of history.

(restricted access by OCA IP addresses)

Annales de l'Observatoire de Nice
(1887-1911)
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Describes the buildings, the instruments, the people, and the research conducted at OCA during the period 1887-1911.

This publication contains 14 volumes in 17 parts digitized by the OCA library in OCR version with the exception of the 2 atlas (accessible via external links)

(Free access)

Biblionews
(1996- présent)

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News in OCA libraries since 1997 to the present time. - Variante of title : Nouveauté dans les URA (1996)


(restricted access by OCA IP addresses)

Bulletin - ADION
(n.11,1974-n.37,2003)

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This periodical presents the ADION's activities and some highlights of the scientific activity of the Nice Observatory from 1974 to 2003.  -  Previous title : Bulletin  d'information - Association pour le développement  international de l'Observatoire de Nice (n.1,1964-n.10,1973) 

For more details on ADION, see below.

Note : n.23 is never released.

(OCR version. Restricted access by OCA IP addresses)

Bulletin d'information - Assoc. pour le dévelop. internat. de l'Obs. de Nice
(n.1,1964-n.10,1973)

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This periodical presents the ADION's activities and some highlights of the scientific activity of the Nice Observatory from 1964 to 1973. -  Next title : Bulletin - ADION (n.11,1974-n.37,2003)

Originally, the aim of ADION was to promote the international activities of the Nice Observatory in the field of astrophysics, to award scholarships and operating grants to french and foreign researchers, to help in the installation of an International Astrophysics Center. It was also to host foreign researchers and to organize regularly symposiums on astrophysics (In 1962).

According to the 1989 Convention, ADION 's activity could be summarized as a newsletter, the reception of foreign researchers and the award of the ADION Medal.

(restricted access by OCA IP addresses)

Bulletin de l'Observatoire de Nice
(n.1,1926-n.69,1931)

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Calculus relating to comets or asteroids. Observations at the Alger observatory and the Nice Observatory between 1926-1931.

"En accord avec Mr. Bosler, Directeur de l'observatoire de Marseille, nous nous chargeons désormais des calculs relatifs aux comètes ou astéroïdes et de la publication correspondante, effectués jusqu'à présent par l'observatoire de Marseille".  (G. Fayet in Bulletin de l'Obs. de Nice, n.1,1926)

(restricted access by OCA IP addresses)

Campagne de prospection de site dans les Alpes Maritimes (La) . La station expérimentale de la cime de l'Aspre / Bernard Bertin ; Jacques Marchall. (1969).

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 Chosen as  favorable region by the Commission of the sites of the French National Committee of Astronomy, Alpes Maritimes department was prospected  to determine the most favorable point to the autonomous station of study of site establishment. The campaign was organized in three phases:
- the pre-selection phase under the responsibility of Mr Bertin, which led to the choice : Col des Trente-Souches and the summit : Aspre (2463 m)
- installation of a small weather station
- the complete installation of the station constituting a micro-observatory

 Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Géodynamiques et Astronomiques (Le)   / J. Kovalevsky.  (1975 )

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CERGA (French periodical). Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Géodynamiques et Astronomiques (1970-1986)

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n.1 "Project of  the  : Centre d'études et de recherches géodynamiques et astronomiques  (CERGA)" ; n. 2 "Documentation on geodynamics" ; n.3 "project of the Centre d'études et de recherches géodynamiques et astronomiques (CERGA)"  ; n.5 "Annual report 1975" ; n.6 "Annual report 1976" ; n.7 "Annual report 1977" ; n.8 "Annual report 1978" ; n.9 "Annual report 1979" ; n.10 "Annual report 1980" ; n.11 "Annual report 1981" ; n.12 "Annual report 1982" ; n.13 "Annual report 1983" ; n.14 "Annual report 1984" ; n.15 "Annual report 1985" ; n.16 "Annual report 1986"                                                                         

CERGA. Activity report 1995-1997

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Table of contents : Department' s organization.- Highlights 95-97.- Prospective 97-99.- Conclusion.- Bibliography.- Activity report of the scientific teams

CERGA Activity report 1996-1999

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 Table of contents : General presentation . - The laboratory project . - Scientific report . - Bibliography 

Comptes-rendus des séminaires de l'Observatoire de Nice
 (n.1,1981/82-n.4,1984/85)

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Reports of Nice Observatory seminars (1981-1985)
(restricted access by OCA IP addresses)

Formule 4
(n.1,1989-n.44,1996)

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The OCA internal newletter 1989-1996
(restricted access by OCA IP adresses)

 Gazette de l'OCA (La)
(n.18,2006-n.183,2011)

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The OCA internal newletter, 2006-2011. -  Previous title  : L'OCA.com  (n.1,2005-n.17,2006)

(restricted access by OCA IP addresses)

  Il était une fois ... la naissance du CERGA /
Francis Laclare (1994)

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Documents covering the period 1970-1974
  (restricted access by OCA IP addresses)

 

Le CERGA / Centre d'études et de recherches géodynamiques et astronomiques (1981)

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  (restricted access by OCA IP addresses)

Le Mont-Gros (Nice Observatory) : environmental guide
(1975)


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Avant propos : "En éditant cet ouvrage, le Centre Régional de Recherche et de Documentation Pédagogique accomplit une de ses missions: il réunit des personnalités compétentes, des professeurs de l'enseignement
supérieur et du second degré, pour réaliser une oeuvre qui s' adresse à tous les arnateurs des sciences de la nature, qu'ils soient enseignants, élèves ou simplement curieux de mieux connaÎtre le monde où ils vÎvent.
(restricted access by OCA IP addresses)

Observatoire de Nice  (L') / Hervé fabre  (1972)

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Nice Observatory presentation
(restricted access by OCA IP addresses)
   Observatoire de Nice hier, aujourd'hui      Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur /          José  Antonio de Freitas Pacheco

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L'OCA.com
(n.1,2005-n.17,2006)

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The OCA internal newletter, 2005-2006 . -  New title  : La Gazette de l'OCA (n.18,2006-n.183,2011)

(restricted access by OCA IP addresses)

Recherche de sites astronomiques  /Francis Laclare
1.Résultats des mesures (1966)
2. Campagnes d'observations avec l'astrolabe Danjon (1967)

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 Search for astronomical sites :
1. Measurement results : Results of the observations made in Briançon and Nice with the astrolabe Danjon: Time and latitude ,, June-Sept. 1965, Feb-May 1966
2. Observation campaigns with the astrolabe Danjon : Astronomical observations, instrumental performance in the surveyed sites

            Zi-Ka-Wey Observatory
             /Pierre Lejay (19..)

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 Zi-Ka-Wei Observatory: fifty years of scientific work
 History of the observatory from 1873 to 1927

 
These collections can also be consulted via the online catalog of the OCA library

  

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