Crater Posthumously Named After LPI Scientist Graham Ryder

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Paul Spudis, a crater on the Moon has now been named after Dr. Ryder, who passed away on January 5, 2002, as a result of complications from cancer of the esophagus. He was only 52 years old.

Ryder Crater is located at 44.5°S, 143.2°E. The name can now be used in publications, but remains provisional until formal approval at the IAU General Assembly in 2006.

Related Links:
Memorial to Graham Ryder
LPI Laments the Passing of Graham Ryder
Graham Ryder's Personal Page


Ryder Crater

Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Last updated
January 22, 2007