Patricia Ann Whitelock

SAAO & UCT
South African Astronomical Observatory
PO Box 9
Observatory Rd
7935 Observatory
South Africa

Phone: +27 21 4609318
Email: pawsaaoacza
Organization website: http://www.saao.ac.za/

NCA adherence: South Africa

Last updated:
February 15, 2019

IAU Status

Active Member

Affiliation(s) within the IAU

Past affiliation(s) within the IAU

  • Past President of Division VII Galactic System (2003-2006)
  • Past President of Commission 33 Structure & Dynamics of the Galactic System (2003-2006)
  • Past Vice-President of Commission 33 Structure & Dynamics of the Galactic System (2000-2003)
  • Past Advisor of Division VII Galactic System (2006-2009)
  • Past Advisor of Editorial Board (2003-2006)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 55 Communicating Astronomy with the Public (2009-2012)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Division VII Galactic System (2006-2009)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 33 Structure & Dynamics of the Galactic System (2006-2009)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 55 Communicating Astronomy with the Public (2006-2009)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Division VII Galactic System (2003-2006)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Division VII Galactic System (2000-2003)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 27 Variable Stars (2000-2003)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 27 Variable Stars (1997-2000)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 33 Structure & Dynamics of the Galactic System (1997-2000)
  • Past Member of Division VIII WG Supernovae
  • Past Member of Commission 5 Documentation & Astronomical Data (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 27 Variable Stars (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 34 Interstellar Matter (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 46 Astronomy Education & Development (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 55 Communicating Astronomy with the Public (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 5 WG Time Domain Astronomy (2015-2015)
  • Past Member of Division V Variable Stars (until 2012)
  • Past Member of Division VI Interstellar Matter (until 2012)
  • Past Member of Division VII Galactic System (until 2012)
  • Past Member of Division XII Union-Wide Activities (until 2012)
  • Past Member of Special Nominating Committee (2009-2012)
  • Past Member of Commission 33 Structure & Dynamics of the Galactic System (2003-2009)
  • Past Member of Special Nominating Committee (1997-2000)

Other past affiliation(s)

  • Past Member of the National Committee for Astronomy in South Africa (until 2013)

Areas of interest

1 - General: 1.6 - Astronomy Education, 1.8 - Communicating Astronomy with the Public, 1.10 - Astronomy for Development
3 - Astronomical instrumentation, methods and techniques: 3.10 - Telescopes: optical
4 - Astronomical data bases: 4.3 - Catalogs, 4.5 - Virtual observatory tools
5 - Astrometry and celestial mechanics: 5.6 - Parallaxes, 5.7 - Proper motions
8 - Stars: 8.1 - Stars: abundances, 8.7 - Stars: circumstellar matter, 8.9 - Stars: distances, 8.20 - Stars: late-type, 8.38 - Stars: variables
9 - Interstellar medium (ISM), nebulae: 9.6 - ISM: dust, extinction, 9.16 - ISM: planetary nebulae
10 - The Galaxy: 10.2 - Galaxy: bulge, 10.3 - Galaxy: center, 10.13 - Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics, 10.17 - Galaxy: stellar content, 10.18 - Galaxy: structure
11 - Galaxies: 11.1 - Galaxies: abundances, 11.6 - Galaxies: distances and redshifts, 11.21 - Galaxies: Local Group, 11.23 - Galaxies: Magellanic Clouds, 11.36 - Galaxies: stellar content
12 - Cosmology: 12.4 - Cosmology: observations, 12.9 - Cosmology: distance scale

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