File: IAU Lunar Nomenclature

Scope and Content

File relating to Kopal's chairmanship of an IAU Commission 17 working group on new lunar nomenclature. The group proposed new names for craters and other landforms on the dark side of the Moon, and invited suggestions from a number of interested bodies including the Royal Society, the Sternberg Astronomical Institute Moscow. The new names were formally agreed at the general assembly of IAU in Prague 1967.