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
Jack Meadows
Leon Knopoff
Julius BartelsAssociate
Jean-Baptiste BiotAssociate
William Wallace CampbellAssociate
Edward Charles PickeringAssociate
Wilhelm Heinrich Walter BaadeAssociate
Baron Ercole DembowskiAssociate
Paul GuthnickAssociate
Boris Vasilievich KukarkinAssociate
Ormsby MacKnight MitchelAssociate
Johann Friedrich Julius SchmidtAssociate
Friedrich August Theodor WinneckeAssociate
Francisco Miranda da Costa LôboAssociate
Marie Paul Auguste Charles FabryAssociate
William Henry PickeringAssociate
Wilhelm FoersterAssociate
Friedrich KüstnerAssociate
Eduard SchönfeldAssociate
Virpi NiemelaAssociate
Johan August Hugo GyldénAssociate
Mathieu Prosper HenryAssociate
Maurice LoewyAssociate
Samuel Alfred MitchellAssociate
François Félix TisserandAssociate
Hannes Olof Gösta AlfvénAssociate
Ernesto CapocciAssociate
Alexander Dallas BacheAssociate
Nathaniel BowditchAssociate
Carl Vilhelm Ludvig CharlierAssociate
André Joseph Alexandre CouderAssociate
Rev. Johann Georg HagenAssociate
Paul Pierre HenryAssociate
Richard SchorrAssociate
Svante Elis StrömgrenAssociate
Charles Joseph C1728‰tienne WolfAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm Gustav SpörerAssociate
Antoine François Joseph Yvon VillarceauAssociate
Charles Augustus YoungAssociate
Jean Marie François Joseph CoulombAssociate
Gerard MollAssociate
Jens Frederik Wilhelm SchroeterAssociate
Herman SchultzAssociate
Paul Henri StroobantAssociate
Antonio CollaAssociate
Hans Georg KienleAssociate
Felix Andries Vening MeineszAssociate
Takesi NagataAssociate
Johan Oskar BacklundAssociate
Aristarch Apollonievic BelopolskyAssociate
William Lewis ElkinAssociate
George Ellery HaleAssociate
León Herrero y GarcíaAssociate
Didrik Magnus Axel MöllerAssociate
Benjamin PeirceAssociate
Heinrich Christian SchumacherAssociate
(Johann) Rudolf WolfAssociate
Francisco CarliniAssociate
Baron Marie Charles Théodore DamoiseauAssociate
Harlow ShapleyAssociate
Asaph HallAssociate
Adolf Christian Wilhelm SchurAssociate
Johannes Franz HartmannAssociate
Hisashi KimuraAssociate
Solomon Borisovich Pikel’nerAssociate
Lewis Morris RutherfurdAssociate
Gen. Ferdinando ViscontiAssociate
Willem de SitterAssociate
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm StruveAssociate
Alfred WolferAssociate
Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht TempelAssociate
Hermann Carl VogelAssociate
Baron Franz Xaver von ZachAssociate
Henri Alexandre DeslandresAssociate
Johann von [John] LamontAssociate
Karl SchwarzschildAssociate
Karl Hermann StruveAssociate
Jean DufayAssociate
Hervé Étienne Auguste Albans FayeAssociate
Armin Otto LeuschnerAssociate
Solon Irving BaileyAssociate
Samuel Pierpont LangleyAssociate
Friedrich Magnus SchwerdAssociate
Johann Gottfried GalleAssociate
Lorenzo RespighiAssociate
Edouard Benjamin BaillaudAssociate
Francis (Francesco) de VicoAssociate
Marq. Pierre Simon de LaplaceAssociate
Magnus NyrénAssociate
Otto Wilhelm StruveAssociate
John Frederic(k) TrechselAssociate
Johann Elert BodeAssociate
Heinrich Louis D’ArrestAssociate
Urbain Jean Joseph Le VerrierAssociate
Charles Greeley AbbotAssociate
Charles TrépiedAssociate
Palm Henry Lewis Pruss von BoguslawskiAssociate
Jean Felix Adolphe GambartAssociate
Baron Giovanni Antonio Amedeo PlanaAssociate
Johann Karl Friedrich ZöllnerAssociate