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