William Graham Elford

William Graham Elford

Australia

1926-2017


Obituary:

We are sad to inform you that Dr. William Graham Elford passed away on August 1
at the age of 90. Dr. Elford was the President of IAU Commission 22 "Meteors
and Interplanetary Dust" (the name at that time) in 1979-1982. According the
IAU records, he was an Organizing Committee member of Commission 22 from 1967
to 1988 and again in 1997-2000.

Graham Elford worked at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He did much
work on radar meteors. He was the author of the radar part of the well known
review Meteor Phenomena and Bodies by Ceplecha et al. (1998).

Jiri Borovicka

Past affiliation(s) within the IAU

  • Past President of Commission 22 Meteors, Meteorites & Interplanetary Dust (1979-1982)
  • Past Vice-President of Commission 22 Meteors, Meteorites & Interplanetary Dust (1976-1979)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 22 Meteors, Meteorites & Interplanetary Dust (1997-2000)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 22 Meteors, Meteorites & Interplanetary Dust (1985-1988)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 22 Meteors, Meteorites & Interplanetary Dust (1982-1985)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 22 Meteors, Meteorites & Interplanetary Dust (1973-1976)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 22 Meteors, Meteorites & Interplanetary Dust (1970-1973)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 22 Meteors, Meteorites & Interplanetary Dust (1967-1970)
  • Past Member of Division III Planetary Systems Sciences (until 2012)
  • Past Member of Division F Planetary Systems and Bioastronomy
  • Past Member of Commission 22 Meteors, Meteorites & Interplanetary Dust (until 2015)

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