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
Jean Abraham Chrétien OudemansAssociate
Guiseppe PiazziAssociate
Cyrille Joseph SouillartAssociate
Julius BauschingerAssociate
Johannes Franz HartmannAssociate
Hans Georg KienleAssociate
Julius ScheinerAssociate
Friedrich TietjenAssociate
Giorgio AbettiAssociate
Theodor Alexandrovitch BredichinAssociate
Francis (Francesco) de VicoAssociate
Viktor Amazaspovich AmbartsumianAssociate
Don Felipe BauzáAssociate
Heinrich Louis D’ArrestAssociate
Marcel Gilles Jozef MinnaertAssociate
Giovanni Virginio SchiaparelliAssociate
Augustus Ludovick BuschAssociate
Edward Charles PickeringAssociate
Giovanni Battista AmiciAssociate
Hervé Étienne Auguste Albans FayeAssociate
Hisashi KimuraAssociate
Ormsby MacKnight MitchelAssociate
Hans Carl Frederik Christian SchjellerupAssociate
Carl BremikerAssociate
William Henry PickeringAssociate
Felix Andries Vening MeineszAssociate
Johann Gottfried GalleAssociate
Frank SchlesingerAssociate
Hendrik Gerard van de Sande BakhuyzenAssociate
Johann von [John] LamontAssociate
Armin Otto LeuschnerAssociate
Maurice LoewyAssociate
Samuel Alfred MitchellAssociate
Johann Friedrich Julius SchmidtAssociate
Samuel Pierpont LangleyAssociate
Marie Henri AndoyerAssociate
Carl Christian BruhnsAssociate
Nils Christofer DunérAssociate
Jean Felix Adolphe GambartAssociate
Eduard SchönfeldAssociate
Friedrich August Theodor WinneckeAssociate
Thaddeus BanachiewiczAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm BesselAssociate
Marq. Pierre Simon de LaplaceAssociate
George Phillips BondAssociate
Pierre DaussyAssociate
Gen. Gustave-Auguste FerriéAssociate
Urbain Jean Joseph Le VerrierAssociate
Gerard MollAssociate
François Félix TisserandAssociate
Virpi NiemelaAssociate
Robert EmdenAssociate
Felix Andries Vening MeineszAssociate
Takesi NagataAssociate
William Cranch BondAssociate
William Otto BrunnerAssociate
Abbé Henri GrégoireAssociate
Pierre Jules Cé+C774sar JanssenAssociate
Didrik Magnus Axel MöllerAssociate
Richard SchorrAssociate
Svante Elis StrömgrenAssociate
Ejnar HertzsprungAssociate
Alfred Harrison JoyAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm Gustav SpörerAssociate
Antoine François Joseph Yvon VillarceauAssociate
Jean François AragoAssociate
Annibale de GasparisAssociate
Benjamin PeirceAssociate
Jens Frederik Wilhelm SchroeterAssociate
Carlo BrioschiAssociate
Gerald Maurice ClemenceAssociate
Wilhelm DöllenAssociate
Johann Franz EnckeAssociate
Solomon Borisovich Pikel’nerAssociate
Charles Augustus YoungAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm August ArgelanderAssociate
Pietro CaturegliAssociate
Edward Singleton HoldenAssociate
Herman SchultzAssociate
Paul Henri StroobantAssociate
Charles Joseph C1728‰tienne WolfAssociate
Harlow ShapleyAssociate
Carl Frederick GaussAssociate
Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm KlinkerfuesAssociate
Heinrich Christian SchumacherAssociate
Giovan Battista DonatiAssociate
Carl Wolfgang Benjamin GoldschmidtAssociate
Frederik KaiserAssociate
Paul Auguste Ernest LaugierAssociate
Lewis Morris RutherfurdAssociate
Gen. Ferdinando ViscontiAssociate
Jean Alfred GautierAssociate
Adolf Christian Wilhelm SchurAssociate
(Johann) Rudolf WolfAssociate
Ernest Benjamin EsclangonAssociate
Hermann GoldschmidtAssociate
Milton Lasell HumasonAssociate
Michael KamienskiAssociate
Lorenzo RespighiAssociate
Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht TempelAssociate