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 scientists.

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 and CR NFA discusion)
(2) during the Journéees 2005, Warsaw (Poland), 19-21 September 2005 (see Presentation_1, Presentation_2 and Discussion)

Further discussion will be at the XXVI IAU General Assembly, in Prague (14-25 August 2006) during Joint Discussion 16
on "Nomenclature, Precession And New Models In Fundamental Astronomy. Applications and scientific contribution to astronomy". The servers page for submission of abstracts for JD16 can be accessed at: Abstract submission

Last update: 24 march 2006