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Inter-Commission 4-7-8-16-20 WG Natural Planetary Satellites

Chair

Jean-Eudes Arlot

Observatoire de Paris
IMCCE
77 Av Denfert Rochereau
Bat. A
75014 Paris
France

Phone: +33 1 40 51 22 67
Fax: +33 1 40 51 20 58
Email 1: Jean-EudesArlotobspmfr
Email 2: Jean-EudesArlotimccefr
Organization website: http://www.imcce.fr/imcce.php?lang=fr

Last updated:
January 16, 2013


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Description

The purpose of this WG is to overhaul the theories of the motions of the satellites. The WG encourages theoretical studies, coordinates observations, and makes all data available to the user. The Working Group on Natural Planetary Satellites was created in 1973 at the IAU General Assembly in Sydney in order to overhaul the theories of the motions of the satellites. At the present, the motions of many of the natural satellites are not well-known, especially those recently discovered by the Voyager space probes. To promote the development of high-quality ephemerides, the Working Group encourages theoretical studies, coordinates observations, and makes all data available to the user.


Group Members (14)


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Division A Commission 4 Ephemerides
Division A Commission 7 Celestial Mechanics & Dynamical Astronomy
Division A Commission 8 Astrometry
Division F Commission 16 Physical Study of Planets & Satellites
Division F Commission 20 Positions & Motions of Minor Planets, Comets & Satellites

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