F1 – Commission F1 Meteors, Meteorites and Interplanetary Dust


Commission F1 supports research on the interplanetary dust and meteoroid complex, and the interaction of these particles with the atmospheres or solid surfaces of planets and satellites, covering meteor observations and the laboratory analysis of meteorites and cosmic dust, all of which use a unique set of research tools to do astronomy.

The Commission is responsible for the IAU Meteor Data Center, encouraging suitable data standards, and for providing direction in shower naming and other meteor nomenclature to keep the literature transparent.

The Commission assists local researchers when notable meteor events or small asteroid impacts occur, and promotes professional-amateur collaboration in meteor and meteorite work.

The Commission organizes the triennial `Meteoroids' conference and promotes special sessions focused on meteors, meteorites and interplanetary dust at other conferences.

Further aims for the 2015-18 triennium include the development of an authoritative reference book on meteorites/meteors/dust, and the creation of a bibliography on these topics covering research publications in all languages.

The Commission approved the Definitions of Terms in Meteor Astronomy.


Commission Members (144)

Under Division

Division F Planetary Systems and Bioastronomy

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Commission F1 WG Meteor Shower Nomenclature (MSN-WG)

Jiří Borovička

Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Department of Interplanetary Matter
Fričova 298
251 65 Ondřejov
Czech Republic

Phone: +420 323 620 153
Fax: +420 323 620 263
Email: jiriborovickaasucascz
Personal website: http://www.astronom.cz/borovicka/
Organization website: http://www.asu.cas.cz/

Last updated:
December 6, 2017

Diego Janches

Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA
Space Weather Lab
Code 674
Greenbelt 20771
Maryland (MD)
United States

Phone: +1 301-286-0597
Fax: +1 301-286-9203
Email: diegojanchesnasagov

Last updated:
December 6, 2017

Pavel Koten

Astronomical Inst Academy of Sciences
Interplanetary Matter
Fricova 298
251 65 Ondrejov
Czech Republic

Phone: +420 323 620 245
Fax: +420 323 620 263
Email: kotenasucascz
Organization website: http://www.asu.cas.cz/

Last updated:
December 6, 2017

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