Promoting Space and Astronomy in Cyprus

Name Our Exoplanet

Propose Names

For Entities

Entities (such as schools, universities, companies, associations, NGO's, school clubs and societies, organisations etc) should visit the form below and nominate up-to 3 pairs (one for the star and one for the exoplanet) of names.

The process to select the names that you entity will propose, is up-to your entities own internal procedures. If you wish to hold an internal competition or voting etc, is completely up to you, as long as the 3 pairs of names are compliant to the rules of this project (as displayed below) and are accepted by your entity as the exoworld names that will be representing your entity.

ExoWorld Submission Form - for Entities
Propose Names

For Individuals

Individuals (citizens or permanent residents of Cyprus) should visit the form below and nominate a pair of names (one for the star and one for the exoplanet) of their choosing.

The two names of a pair should have an obvious relation between them and be connected to Cyprus in some way i.e. geographical, cultural etc. These must be compliant to the rules of this project (as set below).

Please note that we will select the best names via a committee and put them forward for voting to a committee and the public!

ExoWorld Submission Form - for Individuals
Our Exoworlds

Our Star and Exoplanet

Cyprus was Assigned the following Planetary System

Star HD 168746

The Star

Star Identification: HD 168746

Constellation: Serpens
Star Type: Yellow Dwarf

ExoPlanet HD 168746 b

The Exoplanet

Planet Identification: HD 168746 b

Estimated Size: 0.993 x the radius of Jupiter
Planet Type: Gas Giant

ExoWorld Naming Process

  • 01


    Press Conference on 29 Aug 2019

  • 02


    Nominating and voting through Sep - Oct 2019

  • 03


    The shortlist will be announced in November 2019

  • 04

    Final Selection

    The final selection will take place in November 2019

  • 05

    Name Announcement

    The selected name will be officially announced in December 2019

The International Astronomical Union

ExoWorld Naming Rules

Please follow the link below to read the naming rules that apply for this IAU100 NameExoWorlds project

IAU Naming Rules
The Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation
Who we are


The Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO)

"Launching Cyprus into the Space Era"

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