Tuesday 24 January 2017

The IAU on "Buying Stars and Star Names"

                                    On the International Astronomical Union's website
                                                there is a pleasantly worded page
                         of no-nonsense information on the Naming of Astronomical Objects,
                                            which is definitely worth a quick perusal.

                                         Link to: IAU, "Buying Stars and Star Names"

                        (On a related page of theirs, there is, of course, more scientific detail.)
                                        Link to: IAU, "Naming of Astronomical Objects"

                    In addition, the following (timeless) September 2008 article from Space.com
                               contains some very interesting historical particulars on this topic.
                                         Link to: "Look, Up in the Sky! Strange Star Names."