The commission has been able to continue its work during the last triennium with a minimum of effort. Thanks for this and for the untiring dedication are due to the Director of the Bureau, B. G. Marsden. We are also grateful to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory for its general support.
According to the annoucement published in the IAU Information Bulletin no 58, K. A. Thernöe died on 1987 March 7. He was the director of the Central Telegram Bureau during the years 1960 - 1964 in Copenhagen and for many years he served as principal substitute for Julie Vinter Hansen when she ran the Bureau.