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
Stanley Philip BengeFellow
Rev. Thomas LaingFellow
Isaac BrownFellow
Frederick William LongbottomFellow
Cyril YoungFellow
Col Ernest Elliott MarkwickFellow
Jesse Scoffin NimkeyFellow
Julius PageFellow
Walter A. PostFellow
Frank RobertsonFellow
Capt. Thomas GravesFellow
Alexander Hamilton HoweFellow
James Robert JonesFellow
William, Jr TomlinsonFellow
William BowyerFellow
Col William LambtonFellow
William Garrow LettsomFellow
Violet Florence WhiteFellow
William Grant MacGregorFellow
Arthur James MelhuishFellow
James NangleFellow
Charles Robert d’EsterreFellow
Herbert Lovis Noel Noel-CoxFellow
Richard AbbattFellow
Arthur Ernest HodgsonFellow
Thomas BauchopeFellow
Rev. Thomas Robert TerryFellow
John BrowningFellow
Theodore MackenzieFellow
Frederick William NashFellow
Samuel FellowsFellow
Rev. Jacobus Cornelius ReynekeFellow
Rev. Nathaniel Stedman GodfreyFellow
John HartnupFellow
Arthur BailyFellow
Capt. John SteeleFellow
Bernhard Richard BaumgardtFellow
John May WaldenFellow
Rev. Robert Comyn LumsdenFellow
Edward Tremlett CarterFellow
Willie Venner MerrifieldFellow
Frederick Richard CrippsFellow
Anil Kumar DasFellow
Dr Hugh NeillFellow
Rev. Thomas PerkinsFellow
John McDougal FieldFellow
William GodwardFellow
Herbert SadlerFellow
James Lidderdale ScottFellow
Anne SheepshanksHonorary Fellow
David SmithFellow
Walter Ernest BesleyFellow
Maj. John CassellsFellow
Donald MacleanFellow
Rt Hon Edward Henry CooperFellow
Margaret Theodora MeyerFellow
Sir William MorisonFellow
Lieut. St Andrew St. JohnFellow
Hester Periam HawkinsFellow
Dr Robert BallardFellow
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
Thomas Edward HeathFellow
William Arthur SmithFellow
Alfred HolnessFellow
Thomas HumphriesFellow
Joseph BeckFellow
John BrittainFellow
Rev. Michael WardFellow
Jack Gordon MillerFellow
Kennet PollockFellow
Henry Bedingfield GoodwinFellow
Roberto RossiFellow
Henry Burdett HederstedtFellow
John Alexander ArmstrongFellow
Edward Williams SnellFellow
Frank Hope-JonesFellow
Capt. Pringle StokesFellow
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 Jepson AtkinsonFellow
Donald William HornerFellow
Henry Osmund BarnardFellow
James Gall InglisFellow
John Campbell BeggFellow
Ernest TillotsonFellow