Division B Facilities, Technologies and Data Science

Hosted Commissions

The effort towards the scientific goals of Division B is supported by an organisational structure that currently contains 7 Commissions and 2 Working Groups.  The Commissions are as follows:


No. Commission IAU Page Commission Page Objectives
5 Documentation and Astronomical Data IAU web page External web page Objectives
6 Astronomical Telegrams IAU web page External web page Objectives
14 Atomic & Molecular Data IAU web page External web page Objectives
25 Astronomical Photometry and Polarimetry IAU web page External web page Objectives
40 Radio Astronomy IAU web page External web page Objectives
50 Protection of Existing & Potential Observatory Sites IAU web page External web page Objectives
54 Optical & Infrared Interferometry IAU web page External web page Objectives


The IAU web pages of each Commission contain information on the current officers and the number of members, with a link to the full list of members.  In addition there is information on the Working Groups hosted by each Commission. The external web pages (if present) give detailed information on the work of the Commissions. A separate link is given (when available) to the the terms of reference or scientific objectives of each Commission.

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