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  IAU Standards of Fundamental Astronomy Board

  Current Membership

  • John Bangert — United States Naval Observatory, retired
  • Steven Bell — Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office
  • Nicole Capitaine — Paris Observatory
  • William Folkner — Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Catherine Hohenkerk — Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office (Chair)
  • Jinling Li — Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
  • Brian Luzum — United States Naval Observatory (IERS)
  • Zinovy Malkin — Pulkovo Observatory, St Petersburg
  • Jeffrey Percival — University of Wisconsin
  • Scott Ransom — National Radio Astronomy Observatory
  • Patrick Wallace — RAL Space, retired

  Past Members

  • Mark Calabretta — Australia Telescope National Facility, retired
  • Wim Brouw — University of Groningen
  • Anne-Marie Gontier — Paris Observatory
  • George Hobbs — Australia Telescope National Facility
  • Wen-Jing Jin — Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
  • George Kaplan — United States Naval Observatory
  • Dennis McCarthy — United States Naval Observatory
  • Skip Newhall — Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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