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
John Bastin
Leon Knopoff
Palm Henry Lewis Pruss von BoguslawskiAssociate
Jean Felix Adolphe GambartAssociate
Baron Giovanni Antonio Amedeo PlanaAssociate
Johann Karl Friedrich ZöllnerAssociate
Theodor Alexandrovitch BredichinAssociate
Augustus Ludovick BuschAssociate
Charles TrépiedAssociate
Julius BauschingerAssociate
Gen. Gustave-Auguste FerriéAssociate
Emile PlantamourAssociate
Antonio AbettiAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm Hans LudendorffAssociate
Viktor Amazaspovich AmbartsumianAssociate
Don Felipe BauzáAssociate
Abbé Henri GrégoireAssociate
Pierre Jules Cé+C774sar JanssenAssociate
Annibale RiccòAssociate
Bohumil SternberkAssociate
Giorgio AbettiAssociate
Carl BremikerAssociate
Antonio MarussiAssociate
Giovanni Battista AmiciAssociate
Nils Christofer DunérAssociate
Annibale de GasparisAssociate
Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm KlinkerfuesAssociate
Paul Willard MerrillAssociate
Truman Henry SaffordAssociate
John Macon ThomeAssociate
Robert EmdenAssociate
Ejnar HertzsprungAssociate
Alfred Harrison JoyAssociate
William Wilson MorganAssociate
Charles Dillon PerrineAssociate
Otto August RosenbergerAssociate
Carl Christian BruhnsAssociate
Pierre DaussyAssociate
Edward Singleton HoldenAssociate
Hendrik Gerard van de Sande BakhuyzenAssociate
Paul Auguste Ernest LaugierAssociate
Carl Theodor Robert LutherAssociate
Yngve ÖhmanAssociate
Carl Frederick GaussAssociate
Bertil LindbladAssociate
Sears Cook WalkerAssociate
Johann Franz EnckeAssociate
Eduard LutherAssociate
Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias OlbersAssociate
Frederick Hanley SearesAssociate
Marie Henri AndoyerAssociate
William Otto BrunnerAssociate
Jean Alfred GautierAssociate
Iosif Samuilovich ShklovskiiAssociate
Carl Wolfgang Benjamin GoldschmidtAssociate
Frederik KaiserAssociate
Pietro Angelo SecchiAssociate
George Phillips BondAssociate
Baron Bernhard August von LindenauAssociate
Albert Abraham MichelsonAssociate
Thaddeus BanachiewiczAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm BesselAssociate
Wilhelm DöllenAssociate
Hermann GoldschmidtAssociate
Milton Lasell HumasonAssociate
Michael KamienskiAssociate
Christian August Friedrich PetersAssociate
William Cranch BondAssociate
Pietro CaturegliAssociate
Jules Henri PoincaréAssociate
Gerald Maurice ClemenceAssociate
Ernest Benjamin EsclangonAssociate
Peter Andreas HansenAssociate
Claude Louis MathieuAssociate
Christian Heinrich Friedrich PetersAssociate
Pierre Henri PuiseuxAssociate
Hugo von SeeligerAssociate
Jean François AragoAssociate
Siméon Denis PoissonAssociate
Carlo BrioschiAssociate
Giovan Battista DonatiAssociate
Adolphus Cornelius PetersenAssociate
Svein RosselandAssociate
Pietro TacchiniAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm August ArgelanderAssociate
Otto Hermann Leopold HeckmannAssociate
Karl Friedrich KnorreAssociate
Alexander Alexandrovich MikhailovAssociate
Simon NewcombAssociate
Brian JacobAssociate
Ottaviano Fabrizio MossottiAssociate
Bruno Benedetto RossiAssociate
Edmund WeissAssociate
Giovanni Sante Gaspero SantiniAssociate
Karl Ludwig HardingAssociate
James Edward KeelerAssociate
Georges LecointeAssociate
Adm. Ernest Amédée Barthélémy MouchezAssociate
Lambert Adolphe Jacques QueteletAssociate