Obituaries

About the Database of Obituaries

This database lists obituaries of Fellows, Associates and Honorary Members of the RAS from the 1820s onwards. The obituaries were published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), Memoirs of the RAS, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society (QJRAS) and Astronomy and Geophysics (A&G). Links to obituaries published elsewhere are also provided where possible (for an explanatory list of abbreviated journal titles, see here). This listing of the historical membership of the Royal Astronomical Society was originally compiled by Anthony J. Kinder, and digitised in 2008 by Ian Ridpath.

This resource has made use of the Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NameBornDiedElectedMembership status
Alexander Dallas BacheAssociate
Nathaniel BowditchAssociate
Baron Ercole DembowskiAssociate
Antonio MarussiAssociate
Charles TrépiedAssociate
Hannes Olof Gösta AlfvénAssociate
Walter Ernst FrickeAssociate
Benjamin Apthorp GouldAssociate
George Washington HoughAssociate
William Wilson MorganAssociate
Charles Dillon PerrineAssociate
Francisco Miranda da Costa LôboAssociate
Paul Willard MerrillAssociate
Annibale RiccòAssociate
Johann Karl Friedrich ZöllnerAssociate
Johan Oskar BacklundAssociate
Aristarch Apollonievic BelopolskyAssociate
Carl Vilhelm Ludvig CharlierAssociate
André Joseph Alexandre CouderAssociate
Marian Albertovich Kowalksi (Kovalsky)Associate
Carl Theodor Robert LutherAssociate
Yngve ÖhmanAssociate
Otto August RosenbergerAssociate
Ernesto CapocciAssociate
Edwin Brant FrostAssociate
Bohumil SternberkAssociate
Jean Marie François Joseph CoulombAssociate
Paul GuthnickAssociate
Eduard LutherAssociate
Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias OlbersAssociate
Truman Henry SaffordAssociate
John Macon ThomeAssociate
Wilhelm FoersterAssociate
Carl Nicolaus Adalbert KruegerAssociate
Frank Elmore RossAssociate
Antonio CollaAssociate
Marie Paul Auguste Charles FabryAssociate
Adrien-Marie LegendreAssociate
Johan August Hugo GyldénAssociate
Mathieu Prosper HenryAssociate
Boris Vasilievich KukarkinAssociate
Christian August Friedrich PetersAssociate
Frederick Hanley SearesAssociate
Francisco CarliniAssociate
Albert Abraham MichelsonAssociate
Sears Cook WalkerAssociate
Solon Irving BaileyAssociate
William Lewis ElkinAssociate
Rev. Johann Georg HagenAssociate
Paul Pierre HenryAssociate
Friedrich KüstnerAssociate
Claude Louis MathieuAssociate
Christian Heinrich Friedrich PetersAssociate
Pierre Henri PuiseuxAssociate
Pietro Angelo SecchiAssociate
Baron Marie Charles Théodore DamoiseauAssociate
Jules Henri PoincaréAssociate
Iosif Samuilovich ShklovskiiAssociate
Charles Greeley AbbotAssociate
Edouard Benjamin BaillaudAssociate
Willem de SitterAssociate
Adolphus Cornelius PetersenAssociate
Siméon Denis PoissonAssociate
Henri Alexandre DeslandresAssociate
George Ellery HaleAssociate
León Herrero y GarcíaAssociate
Ottaviano Fabrizio MossottiAssociate
Hugo von SeeligerAssociate
Johann Elert BodeAssociate
Alexander Alexandrovich MikhailovAssociate
Simon NewcombAssociate
Antonio AbettiAssociate
Asaph HallAssociate
Adm. Ernest Amédée Barthélémy MouchezAssociate
Lambert Adolphe Jacques QueteletAssociate
Svein RosselandAssociate
Pietro TacchiniAssociate
Palm Henry Lewis Pruss von BoguslawskiAssociate
Jean DufayAssociate
Giorgio AbettiAssociate
Theodor Alexandrovitch BredichinAssociate
Francis (Francesco) de VicoAssociate
Bruno Benedetto RossiAssociate
Julius BauschingerAssociate
Johannes Franz HartmannAssociate
Hans Georg KienleAssociate
Augustus Ludovick BuschAssociate
Theodor Ritter von OppolzerAssociate
Jean Charles Rodolphe RadauAssociate
Albrecht Otto Johannes UnsöldAssociate
Edmund WeissAssociate
Viktor Amazaspovich AmbartsumianAssociate
Don Felipe BauzáAssociate
Heinrich Louis D’ArrestAssociate
Jean Louis PonsAssociate
Giovanni Sante Gaspero SantiniAssociate
Carl BremikerAssociate
Count Barnaba OrianiAssociate
Harold Clayton UreyAssociate
Maximilian Ritter von WeisseAssociate