Division F Planetary Systems and Bioastronomy


Giovanni B. Valsecchi

Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100
Tor Vergata
00133 Roma

Phone: +39 06 4993 4446
Fax: +39 06 4993 4188
Email: giovanniiapsinafit
Organization website: http://www.iaps.inaf.it./

Last updated:
January 16, 2013


Nader Haghighipour

University of Hawaii
Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Dr
Honolulu HI 96822
United States

Phone: +1 808 956 6098
Fax: +1 808 956 4532
Email: naderifahawaiiedu
Personal website: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/~nader/
Organization website: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/

Last updated:
October 25, 2012

Steering Committee


Gonzalo Tancredi

Facultad de Ciencias
Departamento de Astronomía
Igua 4225
Montevideo 11400

Phone: +598 2 525 86 24
Fax: +598 2 525 05 80
Email: gonzalofisicaeduuy
Personal website: http://www.fisica.edu.uy/~gonzalo

Last updated:
March 20, 2014


Division F deals with our Solar System, extrasolar planetary systems, and bioastronomy.
To this purpose, the Division promotes studies concerning planetary systems, including our own, aimed at the understanding of their formation and evolution, from the point of view of the dynamics and of the physics, as well as of the occurrence of conditions favourable to the development of life in the universe.
Division F promotes the dissemination of reliable physical and dynamical data concerning the astronomical objects in the above fields, and oversees the assignment of proper nomenclature and discovery credits, where appropriate.

Division Members (1707)

Participating Commissions

Division F Commission 15 Physical Study of Comets & Minor Planets
Division F Commission 16 Physical Study of Planets & Satellites
Division F Commission 20 Positions & Motions of Minor Planets, Comets & Satellites
Division F Commission 22 Meteors, Meteorites & Interplanetary Dust
Division F Commission 51 Bio-Astronomy
Division F Commission 53 Extrasolar Planets (WGESP)

Division Working Groups

Division F WG Exoplanets for the Public
Division F WG Near Earth Objects
Division F WG Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Division F WG Small Bodies Nomenclature (SBN)

Inter-Division Working Groups

Inter-Division A-F WG Cartographic Coordinates & Rotational Elements
Inter-Division E-F WG Impact of Magnetic Activity on Solar and Stellar Environments

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