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)

Name Born Died Elected Membership status
Richard Schorr Associate
Svante Elis Strömgren Associate
Jean Marie François Joseph Coulomb Associate
Rev. Johann Georg Hagen Associate
Paul Pierre Henry Associate
Gerard Moll Associate
Jens Frederik Wilhelm Schroeter Associate
Charles Joseph C1728‰tienne Wolf Associate
Antonio Colla Associate
Friedrich Wilhelm Gustav Spörer Associate
Antoine François Joseph Yvon Villarceau Associate
Charles Augustus Young Associate
Johan Oskar Backlund Associate
Aristarch Apollonievic Belopolsky Associate
Didrik Magnus Axel Möller Associate
Herman Schultz Associate
Paul Henri Stroobant Associate
Francisco Carlini Associate
Baron Marie Charles Théodore Damoiseau Associate
Hans Georg Kienle Associate
Felix Andries Vening Meinesz Associate
Takesi Nagata Associate
William Lewis Elkin Associate
George Ellery Hale Associate
León Herrero y García Associate
Benjamin Peirce Associate
Heinrich Christian Schumacher Associate
(Johann) Rudolf Wolf Associate
Harlow Shapley Associate
Willem de Sitter Associate
Asaph Hall Associate
Adolf Christian Wilhelm Schur Associate
Johannes Franz Hartmann Associate
Hisashi Kimura Associate
Solomon Borisovich Pikel’ner Associate
Lewis Morris Rutherfurd Associate
Gen. Ferdinando Visconti Associate
Henri Alexandre Deslandres Associate
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve Associate
Alfred Wolfer Associate
Jean Dufay Associate
Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel Associate
Hermann Carl Vogel Associate
Baron Franz Xaver von Zach Associate
Solon Irving Bailey Associate
Francis (Francesco) de Vico Associate
Johann von [John] Lamont Associate
Karl Schwarzschild Associate
Karl Hermann Struve Associate
Hervé Étienne Auguste Albans Faye Associate
Armin Otto Leuschner Associate
Edouard Benjamin Baillaud Associate
Samuel Pierpont Langley Associate
Friedrich Magnus Schwerd Associate
Johann Elert Bode Associate
Heinrich Louis D’Arrest Associate
Johann Gottfried Galle Associate
Lorenzo Respighi Associate
Charles Greeley Abbot Associate
Theodor Alexandrovitch Bredichin Associate
Augustus Ludovick Busch Associate
Marq. Pierre Simon de Laplace Associate
Magnus Nyrén Associate
Otto Wilhelm Struve Associate
John Frederic(k) Trechsel Associate
Palm Henry Lewis Pruss von Boguslawski Associate
Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier Associate
Charles Trépied Associate
Julius Bauschinger Associate
Jean Felix Adolphe Gambart Associate
Baron Giovanni Antonio Amedeo Plana Associate
Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner Associate
Antonio Abetti Associate
Giorgio Abetti Associate
Carl Bremiker Associate
Friedrich Wilhelm Hans Ludendorff Associate
Viktor Amazaspovich Ambartsumian Associate
Don Felipe Bauzá Associate
Gen. Gustave-Auguste Ferrié Associate
Emile Plantamour Associate
Antonio Marussi Associate
Giovanni Battista Amici Associate
Nils Christofer Dunér Associate
Abbé Henri Grégoire Associate
Pierre Jules Cé+C774sar Janssen Associate
Annibale Riccò Associate
Bohumil Sternberk Associate
Hendrik Gerard van de Sande Bakhuyzen Associate
Robert Emden Associate
Ejnar Hertzsprung Associate
Alfred Harrison Joy Associate
William Wilson Morgan Associate
Charles Dillon Perrine Associate
Otto August Rosenberger Associate
Carl Christian Bruhns Associate
Pierre Daussy Associate
Annibale de Gasparis Associate
Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm Klinkerfues Associate
Paul Willard Merrill Associate
Truman Henry Safford Associate