Working Groups

Working Groups are established by the Executive Committee, by Divisions, or by Commissions, to undertake certain well-defined tasks for limited time periods. Working Groups of the Executive Committee undertake essential functions on behalf of the IAU as a whole.

The assignment of the Working Groups to the new Divisions and Commissions is under discussion and will be listed progressively.

For reference all past Commissions Working groups are listed at the end.

Commission Working Group Chair Under
Astronomy for Equity and Inclusion Amelia Ortiz Gil
C C1
CAP Conferences C C2
CAP Journal C C2
Historic Radio Astronomy Richard Wielebinski
C B4
Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE) Rosa M. Ros
C C1
Outreach Professionalization & Accreditation Richard Tresch Fienberg
C C2
Public Outreach Information Management Lars Lindberg Christensen
C C2
Science Communication Research in Astronomy Pedro Russo
C C2
Solar Irradiance C E1
Theory and Methods in Astronomy Education Paulo Sergio Bretones
C C1
Theory of Earth Rotation and Validation (IAU / IAG Joint WG) Jose Manuel Ferrándiz
C A2

Division Working Group

Chair

Under
Abundances in Red Giants Jacco Th. van Loon
D G
Active B Stars Carol Evelyn Jones
D G
Ap & Related Stars Gautier Mathys
D G
Astrometry by Small Ground-Based Telescopes Marcelo Assafin
D A
Exoplanets for the Public Alain Lecavelier des Etangs
D F
Impact of Magnetic Activity on Solar and Stellar Environments Dibyendu Nandi
D E
Multi-waveband Realisations of International Celestial Reference System François Mignard
D A
Near Earth Objects Alan William Harris
D F
Numerical Standards in Fundamental Astronomy Brian Luzum
D A
Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN) Rita M. Schulz
D F
Small Bodies Nomenclature (SBN) Jana Tichá
D F
Standards of Fundamental Astronomy (SOFA) Catherine Y. Hohenkerk
D A
Supernovae Avishay Gal-Yam
D D
Third Realisation of International Celestial Reference Frame Patrick Charlot
D A
Time Domain Astronomy Rob Seaman
D B
UV Astronomy Ana I. Gómez de Castro
D B

Executive Committee Working Group

Chair

Under
International Year of Light: Cosmic Light Richard F. Green
Executive Committee
Public Naming of Planets and Planetary Satellites Thierry Montmerle
Executive Committee
Women in Astronomy Francesca Primas
Executive Committee

Inter-Division Working Group

Chair

Under
Cartographic Coordinates & Rotational Elements Brent A. Archinal
D A, D F
Coordination of Synoptic Observations of the Sun D B, D E
Solar Eclipses Jay M. Pasachoff
D C, D E

Past Commission Working Group Under
- TG On Asteroid Magnitudes C 15
- TG On Asteroid Polarimetric Albedo Calibration C 15
- TG on Preservation & Digitization of Photographic Plates C 5
Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture C 41
Archives C 41
Asteroid Families C 15
Astrochemistry C 34
Astronomy and World Heritage C 41
Astrophysically Important Spectral Lines C 40
Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics C 5
Atomic Data C 14
CAP Conferences C 55
CAP Journal C 55
Catolog of Orbital Elements of Spectroscopic Binary Systems C 26
Communicating Heliophysics C 55
Coordination of Synoptic Observations of the Sun C 12
Data Bases for Comet Spectroscopy C 15
Designations C 5
FITS C 5
Historic Radio Astronomy C 40
Historical Instruments C 41
Infrared Astronomy C 25
Johannes Kepler C 41
Libraries C 5
Maintenance of the Visual Double Star Database C 26
Meteor Shower Nomenclature C 22
Molecular Data C 14
New Media C 55
New Ways of CAP C 55
Outreach Professionalization & Accreditation C 55
Physical Studies of Asteroids C 15
Physical Studies of Comets C 15
Planetary Nebulae C 34
Public Outreach Information Management C 55
Radial-Velocity Standard Stars C 30
Solids & Their Surfaces C 14
Standardizing Access to Ephemerides C 4
Stellar Radial Velocity Bibliography C 30
The IAU Dictionary of Astronomical Concepts C 46
The Radio Astronomy Definition of Continuum Flux Density in Broad-Band SED Observations C 40
Theory of Earth Rotation C 19
Time Domain Astronomy C 5
Transits of Venus C 41
Virtual Observatories, Data Centers & Networks C 5
Washington Charter For CAP C 55

Past INTER-COMMISSION WORKING GROUP Under
Natural Planetary Satellites C 4, C 7, C 8, C 16, C 20

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