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
Ernest Benjamin EsclangonAssociate
Hermann GoldschmidtAssociate
Milton Lasell HumasonAssociate
Michael KamienskiAssociate
Lorenzo RespighiAssociate
Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht TempelAssociate
Hermann Carl VogelAssociate
Bertil LindbladAssociate
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm StruveAssociate
Ludwig Franz Benedikt BiermannAssociate
Gaetano CacciatoreAssociate
Peter Andreas HansenAssociate
Jacobus Cornelius KapteynAssociate
Baron Franz Xaver von ZachAssociate
Giovanni CeloriaAssociate
Magnus NyrénAssociate
Karl SchwarzschildAssociate
Karl Hermann StruveAssociate
Alfred WolferAssociate
Niccolò CacciatoreAssociate
Baron Giovanni Antonio Amedeo PlanaAssociate
Lewis BossAssociate
Baron Bernhard August von LindenauAssociate
Friedrich Magnus SchwerdAssociate
Anders Severin DonnerAssociate
Emile PlantamourAssociate
Otto Hermann Leopold HeckmannAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm Hans LudendorffAssociate
Otto Wilhelm StruveAssociate
John Frederic(k) TrechselAssociate
Robert Grant AitkenAssociate
Camille Guillaume BigourdanAssociate
Karl Ludwig HardingAssociate
Marie Alfred CornuAssociate
Antonio MarussiAssociate
Charles TrépiedAssociate
Carl Theodor AlbrechtAssociate
Fritz CohnAssociate
Julius Heinrich G. FranzAssociate
George William HillAssociate
William Joseph HusseyAssociate
James Edward KeelerAssociate
Paul Willard MerrillAssociate
Annibale RiccòAssociate
Johann Karl Friedrich ZöllnerAssociate
Daniel ChalongeAssociate
Karl Friedrich KnorreAssociate
William Wilson MorganAssociate
Charles Dillon PerrineAssociate
Harold Lee AldenAssociate
Heber Doust CurtisAssociate
Joseph von FraunhoferAssociate
Georges LecointeAssociate
Bohumil SternberkAssociate
Georg Friedrich Julius Arthur AuwersAssociate
Charles Eugène DelaunayAssociate
Carl Theodor Robert LutherAssociate
Yngve ÖhmanAssociate
Otto August RosenbergerAssociate
Julius BartelsAssociate
Jean-Baptiste BiotAssociate
Dirk BrouwerAssociate
Truman Henry SaffordAssociate
John Macon ThomeAssociate
Wilhelm Heinrich Walter BaadeAssociate
Eugène Joseph DelporteAssociate
Eduard HeisAssociate
Eduard LutherAssociate
Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias OlbersAssociate
Seth Carlo ChandlerAssociate
Hermann Albert KoboldAssociate
Frank Elmore RossAssociate
William Wallace CampbellAssociate
Albert Abraham MichelsonAssociate
Sears Cook WalkerAssociate
Friedrich Robert HelmertAssociate
Christian August Friedrich PetersAssociate
Frederick Hanley SearesAssociate
Hannes Olof Gösta AlfvénAssociate
Walter Ernst FrickeAssociate
Benjamin Apthorp GouldAssociate
Jules Henri PoincaréAssociate
Iosif Samuilovich ShklovskiiAssociate
Alexander Dallas BacheAssociate
Nathaniel BowditchAssociate
Baron Ercole DembowskiAssociate
Claude Louis MathieuAssociate
Christian Heinrich Friedrich PetersAssociate
Pierre Henri PuiseuxAssociate
Pietro Angelo SecchiAssociate
Francisco Miranda da Costa LôboAssociate
Siméon Denis PoissonAssociate
George Washington HoughAssociate
Adolphus Cornelius PetersenAssociate
Hugo von SeeligerAssociate
Ernesto CapocciAssociate
Edwin Brant FrostAssociate
Alexander Alexandrovich MikhailovAssociate
Simon NewcombAssociate
Johan Oskar BacklundAssociate