The National Committee for the NameExoWorlds Project is pleased to inform that eight (8) pairs of names have been shortlisted for public voting. The voting will be open till 24/11/2019. The voting is open now.
In keeping with His Majesty’s vision of promoting interest in space, science and astronomy, Bhutan is participating in the NameExoWorlds Project being carried out by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in celebration of 100 years of IAU. This global project offers an opportunity for each country, including Bhutan, to name an exoplanet and its host star. An exoplanet is a planet outside the solar system. Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered orbiting other stars over the past three decades.
The Department joins the nation in celebrating the 11th coronation anniversary of His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and take this opportunity to offer our humble wishes for Happy and Long Life of His Majesty.