IAU Division H - Commission 34 - 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.

Group News:

FM4: Planetary nebulae as probes of galactic structure and evolution

A focus meeting by the IAU PN WG has been selected for the XXIX IAU General Assembly in Honolulu, Hawaii, August 2015. The SOC Chairs are Letizia Stanghellini, Miriam Pena, and Roberto Mendez.

Please see the IAU link below, or contact Letizia Stanghellini (lstanghellini@noao.edu) for preliminary information.


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 September 10, 2014.