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
Johann Franz EnckeAssociate
Eduard LutherAssociate
Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias OlbersAssociate
Frederick Hanley SearesAssociate
Marie Henri AndoyerAssociate
William Otto BrunnerAssociate
Carl Frederick GaussAssociate
Bertil LindbladAssociate
Sears Cook WalkerAssociate
Thaddeus BanachiewiczAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm BesselAssociate
Wilhelm DöllenAssociate
Carl Wolfgang Benjamin GoldschmidtAssociate
Frederik KaiserAssociate
Pietro Angelo SecchiAssociate
George Phillips BondAssociate
Jean Alfred GautierAssociate
Iosif Samuilovich ShklovskiiAssociate
Gerald Maurice ClemenceAssociate
Hermann GoldschmidtAssociate
Milton Lasell HumasonAssociate
Michael KamienskiAssociate
Christian August Friedrich PetersAssociate
William Cranch BondAssociate
Pietro CaturegliAssociate
Baron Bernhard August von LindenauAssociate
Albert Abraham MichelsonAssociate
Carlo BrioschiAssociate
Giovan Battista DonatiAssociate
Ernest Benjamin EsclangonAssociate
Peter Andreas HansenAssociate
Claude Louis MathieuAssociate
Christian Heinrich Friedrich PetersAssociate
Pierre Henri PuiseuxAssociate
Hugo von SeeligerAssociate
Jean François AragoAssociate
Jules Henri PoincaréAssociate
Adolphus Cornelius PetersenAssociate
Svein RosselandAssociate
Pietro TacchiniAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm August ArgelanderAssociate
Siméon Denis PoissonAssociate
Ottaviano Fabrizio MossottiAssociate
Bruno Benedetto RossiAssociate
Edmund WeissAssociate
Otto Hermann Leopold HeckmannAssociate
Karl Friedrich KnorreAssociate
Alexander Alexandrovich MikhailovAssociate
Simon NewcombAssociate
Brian JacobAssociate
Gaetano CacciatoreAssociate
Karl Ludwig HardingAssociate
James Edward KeelerAssociate
Georges LecointeAssociate
Adm. Ernest Amédée Barthélémy MouchezAssociate
Lambert Adolphe Jacques QueteletAssociate
Albrecht Otto Johannes UnsöldAssociate
Maximilian Ritter von WeisseAssociate
Baron Fabian Jacob WredeAssociate
Giovanni CeloriaAssociate
Giovanni Sante Gaspero SantiniAssociate
Niccolò CacciatoreAssociate
Anders Severin DonnerAssociate
Julius Heinrich G. FranzAssociate
George William HillAssociate
William Joseph HusseyAssociate
Harold Clayton UreyAssociate
Ludwig Franz Benedikt BiermannAssociate
Joseph von FraunhoferAssociate
Theodor Ritter von OppolzerAssociate
Jean Charles Rodolphe RadauAssociate
Johann Georg von SoldnerAssociate
Daniel Alberto ValencioAssociate
Hermann Albert KoboldAssociate
Jean Louis PonsAssociate
Gerhard MüllerAssociate
Count Barnaba OrianiAssociate
Lewis BossAssociate
Marie Alfred CornuAssociate
Eduard HeisAssociate
Johann Joseph von LittrowAssociate
Hubert Anson NewtonAssociate
Count Philippe Gustave Doulcet PontécoulantAssociate
George Willis RitcheyAssociate
Fritz CohnAssociate
Heber Doust CurtisAssociate
Cmdr Matthew Fontaine MauryAssociate
Henry Augustus RowlandAssociate
Andrei Borisovich SevernyAssociate
Daniel ChalongeAssociate
Charles Eugène DelaunayAssociate
Karl Ludwig von LittrowAssociate
Camille Guillaume BigourdanAssociate
Felix-Victor MauvaisAssociate
(Carl Hermann) Gustav MüllerAssociate
Cyrille Joseph SouillartAssociate
Eugène Joseph DelporteAssociate
Friedrich Robert HelmertAssociate
Johann Heinrich von MädlerAssociate
Julius ScheinerAssociate