AAS wants astronomers' opinions on abolishing leap seconds by Sept. 15

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Tue Aug 22 21:00:23 UTC 2006

The American Astronomical Society has established a Leap Second
Committee that is soliciting comments from professional and amateur
astronomers on the draft ITU-R recommendation to abolish leap seconds.
As I understand it, the latest proposal is to replace leap seconds
with leap hours, which would occur every few hundred years at first.

Comments are due by September 15.  For details please see

For more about the issue in general, please see
<http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/leapsecs/onlinebib.html>, and

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