IAU WORKING GROUP
Fundamental Astronomy" (NFA)
(Latest update: 25 October 2006; NFA IAU 2000 Glossary added
on 10 October 2007)
The general task of the Working group
on NFA is to provide proposals for new nomenclature associated with the
implementation of the IAU 2000 Resolutions and to make related
educational efforts for addressing the issue to a large community of
The IAU Working
Group on NFA was created by Division I at the 24th IAU General
Assembly in July 2003. Its membership was approved by the Division I OC
and the IAU EC on November 2003.
The WG issue was discussed (1) during the Journées 2004,
Paris, 20-22 September 2004 (see NFA Discussion )
(2) during the Journéees 2005, Warsaw (Poland), 19-21 September 2005
(see Journées 2005 Proceedings).
(3) during the XXVI IAU General Assembly in Prague (14-25 August 2006),
especially during Joint Discussion 16
on "Nomenclature, Precession And New Models
In Fundamental Astronomy. Applications and scientific contribution to astronomy".