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IAU e-Newsletter - Volume 2006 n°5

Sent electronically to Individual Members on July 13, 2006
by Oddbjørn Engvold, General Secretary


Resolutions for the XXVIth IAU General Assembly

By tradition, decisions and recommendations of the Union on scientific and organizational matters of general and significant importance are expressed in the Resolutions of the General Assembly (§IV, IAU Working Rules ).

IAU Resolutions address astronomical matters of significant impact on the international society, or matters of international policy of significant importance for the international astronomical community as a whole.

Four IAU Resolutions will be presented for voting at the 2nd session of the XXVIth IAU General Assembly in Prague. Comments or questions may be directed to the proposers, with copy to the IAU General Secretary :

 

RESOLUTION 1 :
Adoption of the P03 Precession Theory and Definition of the Ecliptic

Proposer: James L. Hilton (USA)
Substitute: Nicole Capitaine (France)

Seconder: Patrick Wallace (UK)
Substitute: Jan Vondrak (Czech Rep.)

 

RESOLUTION 2 :
Supplement to the IAU 2000 resolutions on reference systems

Proposer: Nicole Capitaine (France)
Substitute: Patrick Wallace (UK)

Seconder: Dennis D. McCarthy (USA)
Substitute: Sergei Klioner (Germany)

 

RESOLUTION 3 :
Re-definition of Barycentric Dynamical Time, TDB

Proposer: Nicole Capitaine (France)
Substitute: Patrick Wallace (UK)

Seconder: Dennis D. McCarthy (USA)
Substitute: Sergei Klioner (Germany)



RESOLUTION 4
:
Endorsement of the Washington Charter for Communicating Astronomy with the Public

Proposer: Ian Robson (UK), Co-Chair of the IAU WG on "Communicating Astronomy with the Public".