Past Commission F1 Meteors, Meteorites and Interplanetary Dust for 2018-2021

Parent Division: F

Commission F1 supports research on the interplanetary dust and meteoroid complex, and the interaction of these particles with the atmospheres or solid surfaces of planets and satellites, covering meteor observations and the laboratory analysis of meteorites and cosmic dust, all of which use a unique set of research tools to do astronomy.

The Commission is responsible for the IAU Meteor Data Center, encouraging suitable data standards, and for providing direction in shower naming and other meteor nomenclature to keep the literature transparent.

The Commission assists local researchers when notable meteor events or small asteroid impacts occur, and promotes professional-amateur collaboration in meteor and meteorite work.

The Commission organizes the triennial `Meteoroids' conference and promotes special sessions focused on meteors, meteorites and interplanetary dust at other conferences.

Further aims for the 2015-18 triennium include the development of an authoritative reference book on meteorites/meteors/dust, and the creation of a bibliography on these topics covering research publications in all languages.

The Commission approved the Definitions of Terms in Meteor Astronomy.


President

Diego Janches

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