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    IAU Formally Approves 227 Star Names
    From: Robert H. van Gent
    Date: 2016 Nov 24, 13:57 +0000

    Hi,

     

    The following press announcement from the IAU may be of interest to some

     

      http://www.iau.org/news/pressreleases/detail/iau1603/

     

    The creation of a specialised IAU Working Group, the Working Group on Star Names (WGSN), was approved by the IAU Executive Committee in May 2016 to formalise star names that have been used colloquially for centuries. WGSN has now established a new catalogue of IAU star names, with the first set of 227 approved names published on the IAU website.

       
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