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
Asaph HallAssociate
Benjamin PeirceAssociate
Heinrich Christian SchumacherAssociate
(Johann) Rudolf WolfAssociate
Francisco CarliniAssociate
Baron Marie Charles Théodore DamoiseauAssociate
Harlow ShapleyAssociate
Willem de SitterAssociate
Adolf Christian Wilhelm SchurAssociate
Johannes Franz HartmannAssociate
Hisashi KimuraAssociate
Solomon Borisovich Pikel’nerAssociate
Lewis Morris RutherfurdAssociate
Gen. Ferdinando ViscontiAssociate
Henri Alexandre DeslandresAssociate
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm StruveAssociate
Alfred WolferAssociate
Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht TempelAssociate
Hermann Carl VogelAssociate
Baron Franz Xaver von ZachAssociate
Solon Irving BaileyAssociate
Johann von [John] LamontAssociate
Karl SchwarzschildAssociate
Karl Hermann StruveAssociate
Jean DufayAssociate
Hervé Étienne Auguste Albans FayeAssociate
Armin Otto LeuschnerAssociate
Edouard Benjamin BaillaudAssociate
Francis (Francesco) de VicoAssociate
Samuel Pierpont LangleyAssociate
Friedrich Magnus SchwerdAssociate
Johann Gottfried GalleAssociate
Lorenzo RespighiAssociate
Charles Greeley AbbotAssociate
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
Theodor Alexandrovitch BredichinAssociate
Augustus Ludovick BuschAssociate
Charles TrépiedAssociate
Palm Henry Lewis Pruss von BoguslawskiAssociate
Jean Felix Adolphe GambartAssociate
Baron Giovanni Antonio Amedeo PlanaAssociate
Johann Karl Friedrich ZöllnerAssociate
Antonio AbettiAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm Hans LudendorffAssociate
Julius BauschingerAssociate
Gen. Gustave-Auguste FerriéAssociate
Emile PlantamourAssociate
Giorgio AbettiAssociate
Carl BremikerAssociate
Antonio MarussiAssociate
Viktor Amazaspovich AmbartsumianAssociate
Don Felipe BauzáAssociate
Abbé Henri GrégoireAssociate
Pierre Jules Cé+C774sar JanssenAssociate
Annibale RiccòAssociate
Bohumil SternberkAssociate
Robert EmdenAssociate
Ejnar HertzsprungAssociate
Alfred Harrison JoyAssociate
William Wilson MorganAssociate
Charles Dillon PerrineAssociate
Otto August RosenbergerAssociate
Giovanni Battista AmiciAssociate
Nils Christofer DunérAssociate
Annibale de GasparisAssociate
Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm KlinkerfuesAssociate
Paul Willard MerrillAssociate
Truman Henry SaffordAssociate
John Macon ThomeAssociate
Hendrik Gerard van de Sande BakhuyzenAssociate
Paul Auguste Ernest LaugierAssociate
Carl Theodor Robert LutherAssociate
Yngve ÖhmanAssociate
Carl Christian BruhnsAssociate
Pierre DaussyAssociate
Edward Singleton HoldenAssociate
Johann Franz EnckeAssociate
Eduard LutherAssociate
Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias OlbersAssociate
Frederick Hanley SearesAssociate
Carl Frederick GaussAssociate
Bertil LindbladAssociate
Sears Cook WalkerAssociate
Carl Wolfgang Benjamin GoldschmidtAssociate
Frederik KaiserAssociate
Pietro Angelo SecchiAssociate
Marie Henri AndoyerAssociate
William Otto BrunnerAssociate
Jean Alfred GautierAssociate
Iosif Samuilovich ShklovskiiAssociate
Thaddeus BanachiewiczAssociate