You've probably already seen my status update, so you know that IAU is having an exoplanet name contest and organization get to submit names.
The only problem here is that I do not know if we're elligible for being an organization "interested" in astronomy.
According to the IAU:
Only public astronomical organisations (such as Planetariums, Science Centres, Amateur Astronomy Clubs, Online Astronomy platforms) or non-profit astronomy-interested organisations (such as High schools, Cultural clubs) with a proven interest in astronomy, (hereafter "organisations" for short) based in any country, shall be allowed to propose names.
To suggest names, these organisations must first register on the IAU Directory for World Astronomy website providing their website URL, the organisation’s registration number/certificate/document number testifying its status, and the full name, e-mail and postal address of a contact person.
The website of the organisation shall demonstrate its activity or interest in astronomy, and a verifiable non-profit status.
What does that make FutureTimeline?
Well first, we do have an extensive collection of information that is astronomy-related. For example, almost everything in the beyond sections of the futuretimeline.
We have a blog that posts Space-related subjects.
We also have a couple great Space-related threads in the forum itself. (Shoutout to Craven)
So what do you guys think? Should we be able to submit a name? Will wjfox adhere to this?
You can read all the rules here: http://www.nameexowo...org/the_process