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Report of the IAU WGAS Sub-group on Numerical Standards

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 March 2016

E.M. Standish *
Affiliation:
JPL/Caltech 301-150; Pasadena, CA 91109;USAem9@smyles.jplnasa.gov

Abstract

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The Report of the Sub-Group on Numerical Standards of the IAU Working Group on Astronomical Standards (WGAS) is presented. The report is intended to incorporate the majority of the responses received from the e-mail recipients of the series of WGAS Circulars. The report proposes to retain the present (1976) IAU System of Astronomical Constants and also proposes to establish a IAU File of Current Best Estimates. Further, the report proposes the establishment of a Maintenance Committee, governed by a set of proposed by-laws, in order to oversee the maintenance of the new file.

Type
II. Joint Discussions
Copyright
Copyright © Kluwer 1995

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