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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 - Award for Bill Ward

Congratulations go to Bill Ward who, based on votes by subscribers of The Astronomer magazine, has received their annual George Alcock award.

People voting for Bill highlighted his impressive pioneering work regarding meteor spectra, the effort that he has put into interpreting the spectra he has captured  and the clear way in which he presents his results.

You can see examples of Bill's work in many SPA Meteor Section reports from recent years.

The section's Guide to Meteor Spectra is also almost exclusively based around observations made by Bill.

Below can be seen Bill's 2014 comparison of spectra from Perseid and Geminid meteors with spectra from several sporadic meteors:

 

Added by: Tracie Heywood