Nomenclature - Scientific Nomenclature - Astronomy


Over the last few hundred years, the number of identified astronomical objects has risen from hundreds to over a billion, and more are discovered every year. Astronomers need universal systematic designations to unambiguously identify all of these objects using astronomical naming conventions, while assigning names to the most interesting objects and, where relevant, naming important or interesting features of those objects.

  • Planetary nomenclature
  • Meteorite Nomenclature
  • International Astronomical Union

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