Commission 22

of the International Astronomical Union

Task Group on Meteor Shower Nomenclature

Meteor shower nomenclature rules

Working list of meteor showers

IAU Meteor Data Center
The commission has established a Task Group for Meteor Shower Nomenclature with the objective to formulate a descriptive list of established meteor showers that can receive official names during the next IAU General Assembly. This task aims to uniquely identify all existing meteor showers and establish unique names: as an example of the value of such a definitive calalogue would be to facilitate the establishment of associations between meteor showers and parent bodies among the many Near-Earth Objects that are being discovered.

Chair: Peter Jenniskens (USA), e-mail: e-mail 

Members of the Group:
Vladimir Porubcan (Slovakia), email: e-mail (IAU Meteor Orbit Data Center)
Pavel Spurny (Czech Republic), e-mail: e-mail(IAU C22 president)
William J. Baggaley (New Zealand), email: e-mail
Juergen Rendtel (Germany), email: e-mail
Shinsuke Abe (Japan), email: e-mail
Robert Hawkes (Canada), email: e-mail
Tadeusz J. Jopek (Poland), email: e-mail

The Task Group on Meteor Shower Nomenclature was established, and members were elected, at the IAU General Assembly in Prague on August 24, 2006. The effective period of the Committee is three years, until the next General Assembly in 2009.
This page was last modified on September 5, 2008 by P. Jenniskens. 
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