IAU Special Sessions (GA)

SpS16: Unexplained spectral phenomena in the interstellar medium

Start date/time

August 27, 2012

End date/time

August 28, 2012


China Nanjing


Sun Kwok

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Coordinating Division

Division VI Interstellar Matter

SOC Chair: Sun Kwok (China Nanjing)

SOC Members: Peter Bernath (United Kingdom), Walt Duley (Canada), Pascale Ehrenfreund (Netherlands), Thomas Henning (Germany), Christine Joblin (France), Aigen Li (United States), John P. Maier (Switzerland), Vito Mennella (Italy), Takashi Onaka (Japan), Peter Sarre (United Kingdom), Kris Sellgren (United States), Adolf Witt (United States)

Editor of Proceedings: Sun Kwok (China Nanjing)


  • Unidentified Infrared Emission features
  • Extended Red Emission
  • 217.5 nm extinction feature
  • Diffuse interstellar bands
  • 21 and 30 micron emission features

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