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
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm StruveAssociate
Julius BauschingerAssociate
Johannes Franz HartmannAssociate
Hans Georg KienleAssociate
Lorenzo RespighiAssociate
Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht TempelAssociate
Hermann Carl VogelAssociate
Giorgio AbettiAssociate
Theodor Alexandrovitch BredichinAssociate
Francis (Francesco) de VicoAssociate
Magnus NyrénAssociate
Karl SchwarzschildAssociate
Karl Hermann StruveAssociate
Viktor Amazaspovich AmbartsumianAssociate
Alfred WolferAssociate
Don Felipe BauzáAssociate
Heinrich Louis D’ArrestAssociate
Baron Franz Xaver von ZachAssociate
Augustus Ludovick BuschAssociate
Friedrich Magnus SchwerdAssociate
Giovanni Battista AmiciAssociate
Hervé Étienne Auguste Albans FayeAssociate
Hisashi KimuraAssociate
Baron Giovanni Antonio Amedeo PlanaAssociate
Carl BremikerAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm Hans LudendorffAssociate
Otto Wilhelm StruveAssociate
John Frederic(k) TrechselAssociate
Johann Gottfried GalleAssociate
Emile PlantamourAssociate
Hendrik Gerard van de Sande BakhuyzenAssociate
Johann von [John] LamontAssociate
Antonio MarussiAssociate
Charles TrépiedAssociate
Armin Otto LeuschnerAssociate
Samuel Pierpont LangleyAssociate
William Wilson MorganAssociate
Charles Dillon PerrineAssociate
Marie Henri AndoyerAssociate
Carl Christian BruhnsAssociate
Nils Christofer DunérAssociate
Jean Felix Adolphe GambartAssociate
Paul Willard MerrillAssociate
Annibale RiccòAssociate
Johann Karl Friedrich ZöllnerAssociate
Marq. Pierre Simon de LaplaceAssociate
Carl Theodor Robert LutherAssociate
Yngve ÖhmanAssociate
Otto August RosenbergerAssociate
George Phillips BondAssociate
Pierre DaussyAssociate
Gen. Gustave-Auguste FerriéAssociate
Urbain Jean Joseph Le VerrierAssociate
Bohumil SternberkAssociate
Thaddeus BanachiewiczAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm BesselAssociate
Robert EmdenAssociate
Eduard LutherAssociate
Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias OlbersAssociate
William Cranch BondAssociate
William Otto BrunnerAssociate
Abbé Henri GrégoireAssociate
Pierre Jules Cé+C774sar JanssenAssociate
Truman Henry SaffordAssociate
John Macon ThomeAssociate
Ejnar HertzsprungAssociate
Alfred Harrison JoyAssociate
Frank Elmore RossAssociate
Jean François AragoAssociate
Annibale de GasparisAssociate
Sears Cook WalkerAssociate
Carlo BrioschiAssociate
Gerald Maurice ClemenceAssociate
Wilhelm DöllenAssociate
Johann Franz EnckeAssociate
Christian August Friedrich PetersAssociate
Frederick Hanley SearesAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm August ArgelanderAssociate
Pietro CaturegliAssociate
Edward Singleton HoldenAssociate
Albert Abraham MichelsonAssociate
Claude Louis MathieuAssociate
Christian Heinrich Friedrich PetersAssociate
Pierre Henri PuiseuxAssociate
Pietro Angelo SecchiAssociate
Carl Frederick GaussAssociate
Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm KlinkerfuesAssociate
Jules Henri PoincaréAssociate
Iosif Samuilovich ShklovskiiAssociate
Giovan Battista DonatiAssociate
Carl Wolfgang Benjamin GoldschmidtAssociate
Frederik KaiserAssociate
Paul Auguste Ernest LaugierAssociate
Adolphus Cornelius PetersenAssociate
Jean Alfred GautierAssociate
Siméon Denis PoissonAssociate
Ernest Benjamin EsclangonAssociate
Hermann GoldschmidtAssociate
Milton Lasell HumasonAssociate
Michael KamienskiAssociate