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 Commission's Working groups are listed at the end.

Commission Working Group Chair Under
Theory of Earth Rotation and Validation (IAU / IAG Joint WG) Jose Manuel Ferrándiz
Commission A2
Historic Radio Astronomy Richard Wielebinski
Commission B4
High-Accuracy Stellar Spectroscopy Paul S. Barklem
Commission B5
Site Protection Richard F. Green
Commission B7
Technical Working Group Diane E. Turnshek
Commission B7
Astronomy for Equity and Inclusion Amelia Ortiz Gil
Commission C1
Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE) Rosa M. Ros
Commission C1
Theory and Methods in Astronomy Education Paulo Sergio Bretones
Commission C1
CAP Conferences Commission C2
CAP Journal Georgia Rose Bladon
Commission C2
Outreach Professionalization & Accreditation Richard Tresch Fienberg
Commission C2
Public Outreach Information Management Lars Lindberg Christensen
Commission C2
Science Communication Research in Astronomy Marta Entradas
Commission C2
Historical Radio Astronomy (WGHRA) Commission C3
Johannes Kepler Terence J. Mahoney
Commission C3
Astronomical Heritage in Danger Alejandro Martín López
Commission C4
Classical Observatories from the Renaissance to the 20th Century Gudrun B. E. Wolfschmidt
Commission C4
Heritage of Space Exploration Mikhail Ya Marov
Commission C4
Solar Irradiance Commission E1
Meteor Shower Nomenclature (MSN-WG) Diego Janches
Commission F1

Division Working Group


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

Executive Committee Working Group


Dark and Quiet Sky Protection Richard F. Green
Executive Committee
Global Coordination of Ground and Space Astrophysics Executive Committee
Public Naming of Planets and Planetary Satellites Thierry Montmerle
Executive Committee
Women in Astronomy Francesca Primas
Executive Committee

Inter-Commission Working Group


Achieving Sustainable Development within a Quality Lighting Framework Commission B7, Commission C1
Windows to the Universe: High-Mountain Observatories, and Other Astronomical Sites of the Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries Robert Christopher Smith
Commission B7, Commission C4
Intangible Astronomical Heritage Duane W. Hamacher
Commission C1, Commission C4
Education and Training in Astrobiology Muriel Gargaud
Commission C1, Commission F2, Commission F3, Commission H2
Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture Raymond P. Norris
Commission C3, Commission C4

Inter-Division Working Group


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

Natural Planetary Satellites C 4, C 7, C 8, C 16, C 20

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