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
Pierre DaussyAssociate
Gen. Gustave-Auguste FerriéAssociate
Urbain Jean Joseph Le VerrierAssociate
Lorenzo RespighiAssociate
Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht TempelAssociate
Hermann Carl VogelAssociate
Thaddeus BanachiewiczAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm BesselAssociate
Marq. Pierre Simon de LaplaceAssociate
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm StruveAssociate
George Phillips BondAssociate
William Otto BrunnerAssociate
Abbé Henri GrégoireAssociate
Pierre Jules Cé+C774sar JanssenAssociate
Baron Franz Xaver von ZachAssociate
Robert EmdenAssociate
Magnus NyrénAssociate
Karl SchwarzschildAssociate
Karl Hermann StruveAssociate
Alfred WolferAssociate
William Cranch BondAssociate
Annibale de GasparisAssociate
Baron Giovanni Antonio Amedeo PlanaAssociate
Ejnar HertzsprungAssociate
Alfred Harrison JoyAssociate
Friedrich Magnus SchwerdAssociate
Jean François AragoAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm August ArgelanderAssociate
Pietro CaturegliAssociate
Edward Singleton HoldenAssociate
Emile PlantamourAssociate
Carlo BrioschiAssociate
Gerald Maurice ClemenceAssociate
Wilhelm DöllenAssociate
Johann Franz EnckeAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm Hans LudendorffAssociate
Otto Wilhelm StruveAssociate
John Frederic(k) TrechselAssociate
Carl Frederick GaussAssociate
Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm KlinkerfuesAssociate
Antonio MarussiAssociate
Charles TrépiedAssociate
Jean Alfred GautierAssociate
Paul Willard MerrillAssociate
Annibale RiccòAssociate
Johann Karl Friedrich ZöllnerAssociate
Giovan Battista DonatiAssociate
Carl Wolfgang Benjamin GoldschmidtAssociate
Frederik KaiserAssociate
Paul Auguste Ernest LaugierAssociate
William Wilson MorganAssociate
Charles Dillon PerrineAssociate
Bertil LindbladAssociate
Bohumil SternberkAssociate
Ernest Benjamin EsclangonAssociate
Hermann GoldschmidtAssociate
Milton Lasell HumasonAssociate
Michael KamienskiAssociate
Carl Theodor Robert LutherAssociate
Yngve ÖhmanAssociate
Otto August RosenbergerAssociate
Giovanni CeloriaAssociate
Truman Henry SaffordAssociate
John Macon ThomeAssociate
Ludwig Franz Benedikt BiermannAssociate
Gaetano CacciatoreAssociate
Peter Andreas HansenAssociate
Jacobus Cornelius KapteynAssociate
Eduard LutherAssociate
Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias OlbersAssociate
Lewis BossAssociate
Baron Bernhard August von LindenauAssociate
Niccolò CacciatoreAssociate
Frank Elmore RossAssociate
Otto Hermann Leopold HeckmannAssociate
Albert Abraham MichelsonAssociate
Sears Cook WalkerAssociate
Anders Severin DonnerAssociate
Christian August Friedrich PetersAssociate
Frederick Hanley SearesAssociate
Marie Alfred CornuAssociate
Jules Henri PoincaréAssociate
Iosif Samuilovich ShklovskiiAssociate
Robert Grant AitkenAssociate
Camille Guillaume BigourdanAssociate
Karl Ludwig HardingAssociate
Claude Louis MathieuAssociate
Christian Heinrich Friedrich PetersAssociate
Pierre Henri PuiseuxAssociate
Pietro Angelo SecchiAssociate
Daniel ChalongeAssociate
Karl Friedrich KnorreAssociate
Siméon Denis PoissonAssociate
Carl Theodor AlbrechtAssociate
Fritz CohnAssociate
Julius Heinrich G. FranzAssociate
George William HillAssociate
William Joseph HusseyAssociate
James Edward KeelerAssociate
Adolphus Cornelius PetersenAssociate