The IAU, through a collaboration between the IAU EC WG on Exoplanetary Systems Nomenclature and the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach, invites professional astronomers, amateur astronomers, astronomy enthusiasts, teachers and students to come together and propose to name one of the 20 exoworlds (1 exoplanet +1 star).
Create a team composed of members belonging to the field of exoplanetary scientists or professional astronomers, amateur astronomers, astronomy enthusiasts, teachers and educators, and students. Pick an exoworld system among the 20 exoworlds in the list. Have the team propose a name for the exoplanet and the host star belonging to that system. Then arrange an outreach event educating the public about exoplanets (and possibly about the proposed name). Then simply submit the proposed name along with your outreach activity.
Your proposals will go through a two step process of selection: first a national panel led by the IAU National Outreach Coordinators in each country will select one final proposal for each country, along with two backup candidates, to the international final selection.
The international final selection committee composed of IAU Working Group and exoplanet discoverer will consider the candidates proposed by each country and select the best naming candidates for each exoworld system. These names will be selected based on the description and meaning behind the names provided, and the outreach activities accomplished by each teams.
The final 20 exoworlds will be announced and the associated names will be recognized by the IAU as the official name for that exoworld.
How to sumbit?
Register your team information and submit the naming proposal through the link below: https://bit.ly/2022NameExoWorlds. Photos or images of the outreach events and a video of the naming proposal presentation should be prepared in advance.
The following information is the points to note when filling the submission form. In the event of any discrepancies between the following notes and the submission form in the link above, the later shall prevail. If there are any inconsistencies found, please contact the IAU NOC Hong Kong through the link below: http://www.iaunochk.org/contact-us/