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
Jean Marie François Joseph CoulombAssociate
Rev. Johann Georg HagenAssociate
Paul Pierre HenryAssociate
Richard SchorrAssociate
Svante Elis StrömgrenAssociate
Antonio CollaAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm Gustav SpörerAssociate
Antoine François Joseph Yvon VillarceauAssociate
Charles Augustus YoungAssociate
Johan Oskar BacklundAssociate
Aristarch Apollonievic BelopolskyAssociate
Gerard MollAssociate
Jens Frederik Wilhelm SchroeterAssociate
Charles Joseph C1728‰tienne WolfAssociate
Francisco CarliniAssociate
Baron Marie Charles Théodore DamoiseauAssociate
Hans Georg KienleAssociate
Felix Andries Vening MeineszAssociate
Takesi NagataAssociate
William Lewis ElkinAssociate
George Ellery HaleAssociate
León Herrero y GarcíaAssociate
Didrik Magnus Axel MöllerAssociate
Herman SchultzAssociate
Paul Henri StroobantAssociate
Harlow ShapleyAssociate
Willem de SitterAssociate
Asaph HallAssociate
Benjamin PeirceAssociate
Heinrich Christian SchumacherAssociate
(Johann) Rudolf WolfAssociate
Johannes Franz HartmannAssociate
Hisashi KimuraAssociate
Solomon Borisovich Pikel’nerAssociate
Lewis Morris RutherfurdAssociate
Gen. Ferdinando ViscontiAssociate
Henri Alexandre DeslandresAssociate
Adolf Christian Wilhelm SchurAssociate
Jean DufayAssociate
Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht TempelAssociate
Hermann Carl VogelAssociate
Baron Franz Xaver von ZachAssociate
Solon Irving BaileyAssociate
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm StruveAssociate
Alfred WolferAssociate
Hervé Étienne Auguste Albans FayeAssociate
Armin Otto LeuschnerAssociate
Edouard Benjamin BaillaudAssociate
Francis (Francesco) de VicoAssociate
Johann von [John] LamontAssociate
Karl SchwarzschildAssociate
Karl Hermann StruveAssociate
Johann Elert BodeAssociate
Heinrich Louis D’ArrestAssociate
Johann Gottfried GalleAssociate
Lorenzo RespighiAssociate
Charles Greeley AbbotAssociate
Samuel Pierpont LangleyAssociate
Friedrich Magnus SchwerdAssociate
Palm Henry Lewis Pruss von BoguslawskiAssociate
Urbain Jean Joseph Le VerrierAssociate
Theodor Alexandrovitch BredichinAssociate
Augustus Ludovick BuschAssociate
Marq. Pierre Simon de LaplaceAssociate
Magnus NyrénAssociate
Otto Wilhelm StruveAssociate
John Frederic(k) TrechselAssociate
Julius BauschingerAssociate
Jean Felix Adolphe GambartAssociate
Baron Giovanni Antonio Amedeo PlanaAssociate
Johann Karl Friedrich ZöllnerAssociate
Antonio AbettiAssociate
Charles TrépiedAssociate
Viktor Amazaspovich AmbartsumianAssociate
Don Felipe BauzáAssociate
Gen. Gustave-Auguste FerriéAssociate
Emile PlantamourAssociate
Giorgio AbettiAssociate
Carl BremikerAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm Hans LudendorffAssociate
Giovanni Battista AmiciAssociate
Nils Christofer DunérAssociate
Abbé Henri GrégoireAssociate
Pierre Jules Cé+C774sar JanssenAssociate
Annibale RiccòAssociate
Bohumil SternberkAssociate
Antonio MarussiAssociate
Carl Christian BruhnsAssociate
Pierre DaussyAssociate
Annibale de GasparisAssociate
Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm KlinkerfuesAssociate
Paul Willard MerrillAssociate
Truman Henry SaffordAssociate
John Macon ThomeAssociate
Hendrik Gerard van de Sande BakhuyzenAssociate
Robert EmdenAssociate
Ejnar HertzsprungAssociate
Alfred Harrison JoyAssociate
William Wilson MorganAssociate
Charles Dillon PerrineAssociate