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
Solon Irving BaileyAssociate
William Lewis ElkinAssociate
Rev. Johann Georg HagenAssociate
Paul Pierre HenryAssociate
Friedrich KüstnerAssociate
Carl Theodor Robert LutherAssociate
Yngve ÖhmanAssociate
Otto August RosenbergerAssociate
Baron Marie Charles Théodore DamoiseauAssociate
Bohumil SternberkAssociate
Charles Greeley AbbotAssociate
Edouard Benjamin BaillaudAssociate
Willem de SitterAssociate
Eduard LutherAssociate
Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias OlbersAssociate
Truman Henry SaffordAssociate
John Macon ThomeAssociate
Henri Alexandre DeslandresAssociate
George Ellery HaleAssociate
León Herrero y GarcíaAssociate
Frank Elmore RossAssociate
Johann Elert BodeAssociate
Antonio AbettiAssociate
Asaph HallAssociate
Christian August Friedrich PetersAssociate
Frederick Hanley SearesAssociate
Palm Henry Lewis Pruss von BoguslawskiAssociate
Jean DufayAssociate
Albert Abraham MichelsonAssociate
Sears Cook WalkerAssociate
Giorgio AbettiAssociate
Theodor Alexandrovitch BredichinAssociate
Francis (Francesco) de VicoAssociate
Claude Louis MathieuAssociate
Christian Heinrich Friedrich PetersAssociate
Pierre Henri PuiseuxAssociate
Pietro Angelo SecchiAssociate
Julius BauschingerAssociate
Johannes Franz HartmannAssociate
Hans Georg KienleAssociate
Jules Henri PoincaréAssociate
Iosif Samuilovich ShklovskiiAssociate
Augustus Ludovick BuschAssociate
Adolphus Cornelius PetersenAssociate
Viktor Amazaspovich AmbartsumianAssociate
Don Felipe BauzáAssociate
Heinrich Louis D’ArrestAssociate
Siméon Denis PoissonAssociate
Carl BremikerAssociate
Ottaviano Fabrizio MossottiAssociate
Hugo von SeeligerAssociate
Giovanni Battista AmiciAssociate
Hervé Étienne Auguste Albans FayeAssociate
Hisashi KimuraAssociate
Alexander Alexandrovich MikhailovAssociate
Simon NewcombAssociate
Hendrik Gerard van de Sande BakhuyzenAssociate
Adm. Ernest Amédée Barthélémy MouchezAssociate
Lambert Adolphe Jacques QueteletAssociate
Svein RosselandAssociate
Pietro TacchiniAssociate
Johann Gottfried GalleAssociate
Johann von [John] LamontAssociate
Bruno Benedetto RossiAssociate
Armin Otto LeuschnerAssociate
Samuel Pierpont LangleyAssociate
Theodor Ritter von OppolzerAssociate
Jean Charles Rodolphe RadauAssociate
Albrecht Otto Johannes UnsöldAssociate
Edmund WeissAssociate
Marie Henri AndoyerAssociate
Carl Christian BruhnsAssociate
Nils Christofer DunérAssociate
Jean Felix Adolphe GambartAssociate
Jean Louis PonsAssociate
Giovanni Sante Gaspero SantiniAssociate
Brian JacobAssociate
Thaddeus BanachiewiczAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm BesselAssociate
Marq. Pierre Simon de LaplaceAssociate
Count Barnaba OrianiAssociate
Harold Clayton UreyAssociate
Maximilian Ritter von WeisseAssociate
Baron Fabian Jacob WredeAssociate
George Phillips BondAssociate
Pierre DaussyAssociate
Gen. Gustave-Auguste FerriéAssociate
Urbain Jean Joseph Le VerrierAssociate
Johann Joseph von LittrowAssociate
Hubert Anson NewtonAssociate
Count Philippe Gustave Doulcet PontécoulantAssociate
Robert EmdenAssociate
Cmdr Matthew Fontaine MauryAssociate
Johann Georg von SoldnerAssociate
Daniel Alberto ValencioAssociate
William Cranch BondAssociate
William Otto BrunnerAssociate
Abbé Henri GrégoireAssociate
Pierre Jules Cé+C774sar JanssenAssociate
Karl Ludwig von LittrowAssociate