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Circulars and Special Publications
|Circ||112||Phases of the Moon, 1800-1959 (1966)||$2|
|Circ||141||Lunar Limb Profiles for Solar Eclipses (1973)||PDF (622K)||$2|
|Circ||163||The IAU Resolutions on Astronomical Constants, Time Scales, and the Fundamental Reference Frame (1981)||PDF (3.5MB)||$2|
|Circ||169||Phases of the Moon, 2000-2049 (1986)||PDF (2.7MB)||$2|
|Circ||170||Solar Eclipses, 1991-2000 (1986)||$2|
|Circ||171||Computer Programs for Sun and Moon Illuminance With Contingent Tables and Diagrams (1987)||$5|
|Circ||178||List of Active Professional Observatories (2000)||$5|
|Circ||179||The IAU Resolutions on Astronomical Reference Systems, Time Scales, and Earth Rotation Models: Explanation and Implementation (2005)||PDF (1.6MB)||$10|
|Circ||180||Userís Guide to NOVAS 3.0||PDF (1.3MB)||$10|
|Circ||181||Nutation Series Evaluation in NOVAS 3.0 (2009)||PDF (340K)||$2|
|special||Sky with Ocean Joined - Proceedings of the Sesquicentennial Symposia of the U.S. Naval Observatory (1983)||$10|
|special||AE98||U.S. Naval Observatory Ephemerides of the Largest Asteroids (1998) (15 ephemerides with associated software on CD-ROM)||$2|
|special||Proceedings of U.S. Nautical Almanac Office Sesquicentennial Symposium (1999) (24 technical/historical papers)||$10|
|special||Towards Models and Constants for Sub-Microarcsecond Astrometry: Proceedings of IAU Colloquium 180 (2000) (53 technical papers).||$2|
|special||The Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac|