exoplanets

  • DATES OF SUBMISSION AND VOTE

    NameExoWorlds

    IAU100 NameExoWorlds Contest

    Dates of Submission and Vote

    • Submitting the Proposal: August 1 - September 30, 2019.
    • Review and processing of proposals by the Nomination Committee and the Steering Committee to vote and to discuss: two weeks from October 1, 2019..
    • The final vote will take place from October 15 to October 25, 2019.
    • The Nomination Committee will submit three variants of the Names (one winner, two addtional variants) and all voting results to the IAU100 NameExoWorlds IAS Committee for approval: October 30, 2019.
      Committees may reject the results if the Names selected do not comply with the IAA rules (see below).
    • Announcement of the results by the IAU Committee: the second half of December 2019

     

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  • IAU100 NameExoWorlds Contest

    NameExoWorlds

    IAU100 NameExoWorlds Contest

    For the second time in its history, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has been organizing a competition for the names of the planets and stars around which they rotate ( http://www.nameexoworlds.iau.org/). This time, project participants dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the IAU are invited to give names to systems containing one star and one planet, with each country being allocated its own system. It is important to understand that approved names will not replace traditional scientific designations, but will be recognized by IAU as full names of objects and published with authorship. These names can then be used by anyone, without any restrictions, alongside or instead of scientific notation.

    The HAT-P-15 planetary system in the constellation of Perseus is allocated to Ukraine. The star in this system is a yellow dwarf (type G) and is not yet accessible to ground-based telescopes. Exoplanet HAT-P-15b was opened in 2010 and is at a distance of 0.0965 AU. from the star, is a giant gas planet with a mass of 1.94 masses of Jupiter and an orbital period of 10.9 days (https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exoplanet-catalog/1229/hat-p-15-b/).

     

    Given the wide public resonance of the contest, the worldview of the proposed names for the planetary system that will perpetuate our choice, the National Committee urges all organizations to place this information on their web pages and keep it active until the end of the contest, and to disseminate it to all social networks.

  • IAU100 NameExoWorlds Contest

    NameExoWorlds

    For the second time in its history, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has organized a competition for the names of the planets and stars around which they revolve ( http://www.nameexoworlds.iau.org/). This time, project participants dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the IAU are invited to give names to systems containing one star and one planet, with each country being allocated its own system. It is important to understand that approved names will not replace traditional scientific designations, but will be recognized by IAU as full names of objects and published with authorship. These names can then be used by anyone, without any restrictions, alongside or instead of scientific notation.

    The HAT-P-15 planetary system in the constellation of Perseus is allocated to Ukraine. The star in this system is a yellow dwarf (type G) and is not yet accessible to ground-based telescopes. Exoplanet HAT-P-15b was opened in 2010 and is at a distance of 0.0965 AU. from the star, is a giant gas planet with a mass of 1.94 masses of Jupiter and an orbital period of 10.9 days ( https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exoplanet-catalog/1229/hat-p-15-b/).

    Fill out the entry form here or here

    Given the wide public resonance of the contest, the worldview of the proposed names for the planetary system that will perpetuate our choice, the National Committee invites all organizations to post this information on its web pages and keep it active until the end of the contest, as well as to disseminate it to all social networks.

    PRESS RELEASE.PDF (in Ukrainian)
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  • Name ExoWorlds National Committee

    NameExoWorlds

    Name ExoWorlds National Committee

    Iryna Vavilova, Head, Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
    Ivan Andronov, Deputy Head, Odesa National Maritime University
    Volodymyr Zakhozhay, Deputy Head, V.N. Karazin National University of Kharkiv

    V.Zakhozhay. Four decades of extra solar planets' research (in Russian)
    Committee members
    Kyrylo Bezkorovayny, Scientific-Advertizing Journal “Kunst”
    Galyna Zheleznyak, Kharkiv Planetarium named after Yu. Gagarin
    Vyacheslav Zakharenko, Institute of Radioastronomy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
    Natalia Kablak, Uzhgorod National University
    Yurii Kononenko, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
    Igor Luk’yanyk, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
    Mykhaylo Lashko, “AstroPolis” Astronomy Club
    Ludmyla Marchenko, the Dnipro Planetarium
    Tamara Mishenina, І.І. Mechnikov National University of Odesa
    Olga Khramtsova, Kherson Planetarium named after Y. Gagarin
    Olexander Shulga, Research Institute "Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory"
    Lyubov Yankiv-Vitkovska, National University "Lviv Polytechnic"
  • Names of Ukraine in Space

  • Naming Rules

    NameExoWorlds

    IAU100 NameExoWorlds Contest

    Naming Rules


    If you are curious about the normal naming process for celestial bodies, please check out the IAU webpage dedicated exclusively to this topic. The following rules apply specifically to the IAU100 NameExoWorlds project:

    The proposed names should be of things, people, or places of long-standing cultural, historical, or geographical significance, worthy of being assigned to a celestial object.

    Although not necessary, the names may be drawn from themes related to the sky and astronomy, or related in some way to the constellation or a cultural asterism in which the exoplanetary system lies.

    Two (2) names should be proposed - one (1) for the exoplanet and one (1) for the star it orbits.

    The two names should follow a common naming theme. The naming theme describing how the names are related in some logical way should be summarized in a sentence or two, and be broad enough that additional names could be drawn from the literature to name additional objects in that exoplanetary system in the future (e.g. additional planets which might be discovered, additional stellar companions). Example: Rivers of country XYZ. Fictional lands in 19th century stories from country XYZ, etc.

    Proposed names, after translation, should be:

    • Between 4 and 16 characters in length in Latin alphabet (including spaces or punctuation)
    • Preferably one word.
    • Pronounceable (in some language)

    Not identical to, or too similar to, an existing name of an astronomical object. Names already assigned to astronomical objects can be checked using these links:

    In addition, proposed names may not be:

    • Names of a purely or principally commercial nature.
    • Names of individuals, places or events principally known for political, military or religious activities.
    • Names of individuals that died less than a century ago (1919).
    • Names of living individuals.
    • Names of organizations related to the selection.
    • Names of pet animals.
    • Contrived names (i.e. new, invented).
    • Acronyms.
    • Names that include numbers or punctuation marks (diacritics are acceptable).
    • Names that are principally known as trademarks or protected by intellectual property claims.

    All proposed names should be accompanied by a citation explaining the name of no more than 100 words (after translation into English)

    The selected public names will be recognized by the IAU as the appropriate publically used name for the object(s). It is understood that the selected public names will not replace the scientific alphanumeric designations.

    The proposed names will be published as such, along with due credit to the proposers that proposed it.

    This public name may then be used internationally along with, or instead of, the scientific designation, permanently and without restrictions.

     

  • PROPOSAL FOR STAR AND PLANET

    NameExoWorlds

    IAU100 NameExoWorlds Contest

    Proposal for star and planet

    Both individuals and organizations can apply. The application should be submitted either by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by filling out one of the forms available on this site or on the Google service online.

    The application must include the following information:

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    • Type of application (from private person, from educational organization, from scientific organization, from amateur association, other)
    • Star name suggested
    • Rationale
    • The planet name suggested
    • Rationale
    • Email address for communication
    • Do you allow anyone to mention the names you have in the public domain, regardless of the voting results? (Yes No)

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    The Nominating Committee will not publish the proposed titles, but it may be necessary to mention some of them (without authorship) in articles or analytical material - this is a questionnaire for permission to use.

    Names must be given in Ukrainian and in Latin transcription. The justification should be written in Ukrainian and contain a short text explaining the choice for each name (several sentences).

    Please, read the Names ruling very carefully! Please, understand that the Nominating Committee reserves the right not to correspond with authors of the rejected variants of names that do not comply with these rules.

     

  • PROPOSAL FORM FOR NAMING STAR AND EXOPLANET

    NameExoWorlds

    IAU100 NameExoWorlds Contest

    Proposal form for naming star and exoplanet

     

  • Steering Committee

    NameExoWorlds

    Steering Committee of IAU100 NameExoWorlds Contest

    Yaroslav YatskivUkrainian Astronomical Association (president)
    Ivan Dzyuba, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
    Vasyl Kremen, National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, NGO "Knowledge"
    Iren Rozdobudko, the writer
    Stanislav Dovgy, National Center "Junior Academy of Sciences"