IAU Division H - Planetary Nebulae Working Group

The aims of this Working Group are:

  • To ensure that scientific symposia on planetary nebulae take place regularly, ideally every 5 years. These symposia would preferably be sponsored by the IAU;
  • To organize and coordinate the Joint Discussions on the subject at the IAU General Assemblies. These discussions should address topics of interest not only to our Division VI but to other Divisions as well; and
  • To maintain a Web page with general information about the WG, the activities related to planetary nebulae, and the future meetings and symposia.


IAUS 323: Planetary nebulae: Multi-wavelength probes of stellar and galactic evolution  has been approved!

More general information  http://www.iau.org/news/announcements/detail/ann15010/

Symposium information   http://www.iau.org/science/meetings/future/symposia/1156/



Focus Meeting FM4 at the 2015 IAU General Assembly Planetary nebulae as probes of galactic structure and evolution

will be part of the XXIX IAU General Assembly. The focus meeting will be held in Honollu, Hawaii, on August 5-6, 2015. SOC chairs are Letizia Stanghellini, Miriam Pena, and Roberto Mendez. SOC members are the IAU PN WG members. More information about the meeting can be found at the website:


The deadline for abstracts is now passed. We will have the contributed program available shortly.


IAU PN WG White Paper

"The Present and Future of Planetary Nebula Research: a White Paper by the IAU Planetary Nebulae Working Group", is in press on the RMxAA. Preprint available from the link below.




Last updated or reviewed April 22, 2015.