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
Lieut. St Andrew St. JohnFellow
Hester Periam HawkinsFellow
Dr Robert BallardFellow
Walter Ernest BesleyFellow
Maj. John CassellsFellow
Donald MacleanFellow
Rt Hon Edward Henry CooperFellow
Margaret Theodora MeyerFellow
Sir William MorisonFellow
Thomas Edward HeathFellow
William Arthur SmithFellow
Alfred HolnessFellow
Thomas HumphriesFellow
Capt. John BethamFellow
Thomas Edward KnightleyFellow
Carlo BrioschiAssociate
William Henry WalmsleyFellow
Arthur Stanley WilliamsFellow
Edward CrossleyFellow
Rev. Peter David MorseFellow
George James NewbeginFellow
William FrancisFellow
Edward RiddleFellow
Henry Burdett HederstedtFellow
John Alexander ArmstrongFellow
Edward Williams SnellFellow
Frank Hope-JonesFellow
Capt. Pringle StokesFellow
Joseph BeckFellow
John BrittainFellow
Rev. Michael WardFellow
Jack Gordon MillerFellow
Kennet PollockFellow
Henry Bedingfield GoodwinFellow
Roberto RossiFellow
John Jepson AtkinsonFellow
Donald William HornerFellow
Henry Osmund BarnardFellow
William Benjamin HutchinsonFellow
Thomas KeigFellow
Charles Lewis BrookFellow
M-Gen William Henry WardellFellow
Rev. Henry CoddingtonFellow
Sir Robert PearceFellow
George James GibbsFellow
Capt. John GroverFellow
John James AubertinFellow
Sir James SouthFellow
Edwin StoryFellow
James Gall InglisFellow
John Campbell BeggFellow
Ernest TillotsonFellow
Arthur KennedyFellow
Antonio Vela-HerranzFellow
Joseph MaguireFellow
William Samuel DownesFellow
Rev. James PearsonFellow
William ShackletonFellow
William Henry HennahFellow
John Samuel SlaterFellow
Hyman Solomon SpiglFellow
Charles BartonFellow
Rev. James InmanFellow
Alfred Dillon BellFellow
William Harold TingeyFellow
Everard Home Roberts ColemanFellow
Robert Edward Beaumont MunroFellow
Rev. Henry Joseph Boone NicholsonFellow
Rev. Arthur Edwin Brisco OwenFellow
Robert GrahamFellow
Margaret M. Bassett [née Allen]Staff
Basil Reginald Hamilton Taylour (Taylor)Fellow
Rev. Henry Cooper KeyFellow
Henry Hayden WatersFellow
Arthur BurnetFellow
Chintamanny Ragoonatha Chary (Charry)Fellow
John Brise ColgroveFellow
William Ralph MechaelisFellow
Harry Krauss NieldFellow
John DrewFellow
Rev. Paul Wynyard FaircloughFellow
William Montgomery PiersonFellow
William RutherfordFellow
William Ernest HartleyFellow
William SmalleyFellow
Rev. George Stewart HitchcockFellow
Charles HowellFellow
William Reynolds VinesFellow
James Ruthven BrownFellow
Norman David WatkinsFellow
Gertrude LongbottomFellow
Lieut. Thomas Carter Richardson CarpendaleFellow
Capt. Robert Cumming McFeeFellow
James Arthur FormoyFellow
William Edward RaymondFellow
Peter GrayFellow
Maxwell HallFellow
Charles Bousfield ShawFellow
Rev. Francis Benjamin AllisonFellow
Jacob HoyerFellow