Division F WG Small Bodies Nomenclature (SBN) — Functional


Responsibility for naming and designation of small bodies (except of satellites of major planets) in the solar system. It covers naming of minor planets including Near Earth Objects and Transneptunian Objects, comets, dwarf planets (just these bodies together with the WGPSN) and satellites of minor planets.


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Division F Planetary Systems and Astrobiology

Jana Tichá

Klet Observatory
Zatkovo Nabrezi 4
370 01 Ceske Budejovice
Czech Republic

Phone: +420 380 711 242
Fax: +420 386 352 239
Email: jtichakletcz
Organization website: http://www.klet.org/

NCA adherence: Czech Republic

Last updated:
February 25, 2019

Gareth V. Williams

North Adams
Massachusetts (MA)
United States

Phone: +1 413 333 1242
Email 1: iauwgsbngmailcom
Email 2: garethwilliamscomcastnet

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
April 21, 2021

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