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ISSUE 31 - October 2022

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Launch of NameExoWorlds 2022 Competition (page 06)
Canas, L.; Tancredi, G.; Mamajek, E. E.; Tangmatitham, M.; Christensen, L. L.


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO), the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is launching a contest to name 20 exoplanetary systems to be observed by JWST. The competition, NameExoWorlds 2022, was announced at a press conference at the XXXI IAU General Assembly, held in Busan, South Korea. The contest seeks to bring together both professional astronomers and the wider public, giving them the opportunity to name the 20 selected exoplanets along with their host stars.

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International Astronomical Union. (2022, August 8). Launch of NameExoWorlds 2022 competition [Press release]

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