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.

There are several 'Functional Working Groups' listed below. These are Working Groups whose scope and purpose are institutional and naturally extend beyond the IAU three-year cycle.

For reference all past Commission's Working groups are listed at the end.

Inter-Commission Working Groups Chair Co-Chairs Under
From Databases to Spectral Energy Distributions (DB2SED) Samir Salim
Anja C. Schroeder
Commission B2, Commission J1
Achieving Sustainable Development within a Quality Lighting Framework Margarita Metaxa
Constance Elaine Walker
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 Steven Gullberg
Commission C3, Commission C4

Inter-Division Working Groups



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

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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