Bureau international de l'heure (BIH)

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1919-07 Paris France


Jul 1919, Paris (France), as an executive organ of International Time Commission -- Commission internationale de l'heure of B-XC1382 - International Astronomical Union (IAU), also set up 1919, a draft convention and statutes not having been ratified because of the First World War. In 1922, A-XA2722 - International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) became partially responsible for maintenance of the Bureau. Ceased to exist, 31 Dec 1987, when merged with H-XF4065 - International Polar Motion Service (IPMS) to form F-XF2144 - International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) of H-XB0930 - Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services (FAGS), the atomic time activity being taken over by C-XC1440 - Bureau international des poids et mesures (BIPM).

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