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International Astronomical Union

International Astronomical Union unites national astronomical societies from around the world. It is a member of the International Council of Science (ICSU). It is the recognised authority for the naming of stars, planets, asteroids and other celestial bodies and phenomena.

Working groups include:

  • WGPSN: Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature

See also: Planetary nomenclature

External link

Website of the International Astronomical Union - http://www.iau.org/

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