International Astronomical Union

Nepal's quake-hit village Langtang gets tribute on Mars!

Nepal's quake-hit village Langtang gets tribute on Mars!

The International Astronomical Union has christened a 9.8 km (six mile) wide crater on Mars, Langtang.

Jun 19, 2016, 13:32 PM IST

Two Indian names competing to name new celestial objects

Names of two Indians are among 247 other nominees competing to name 22 newly discovered celestial objects.

Sep 23, 2015, 22:59 PM IST
Vishyanand: Minor planet named after chess star Vishwanathan Anand

Vishyanand: Minor planet named after chess star Vishwanathan Anand

India’s first chess grandmaster, Vishwanathan Anand has been bestowed the honor of having a minor planet named after him, joining a select group of very few chess players that have ever been given this privilege.

Apr 03, 2015, 00:19 AM IST

Here's your chance to name exoplanets, host stars

Astronomers from the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has recently organized a worldwide contest to give popular names to selected exoplanets along with their host stars.

Jan 14, 2015, 17:46 PM IST
Hurry! Mercury-crater naming contest ends Thursday

Hurry! Mercury-crater naming contest ends Thursday

The MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Team announced that the contest to name five impact craters on Mercury ends on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

Jan 14, 2015, 17:34 PM IST
Will Pluto be promoted to the status of a planet again ?

Will Pluto be promoted to the status of a planet again ?

Zee Media Bureau/Ritu Singh

Oct 03, 2014, 19:17 PM IST

Mercury crater named after John Lennon

The International Astronomical Union has approved a proposal from the

Dec 20, 2013, 15:09 PM IST

School students from Delhi, Gurgaon discover two asteroids

Four school students of Delhi and Gurgaon have discovered two asteroids which will soon be listed in world`s official minor body catalogue maintained by International Astronomical Union (Paris).

Aug 25, 2013, 12:17 PM IST

‘Tibetan observatory to be best in Asia’

An observatory under construction in Tibet is expected to become the best astronomical observatory in Asia, International Astronomical Union (IAU) President Norio Kaifu said.

Jul 12, 2013, 23:29 PM IST

Five minor planets named after Chinese scientists

Five minor planets have been named after top Chinese scientists with the approval of the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Jun 05, 2012, 10:40 AM IST