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
Arnold Wolfendale
David Le Conte
John D. Barrow
Nigel Weiss
David Moss
Jack Meadows
Leon Knopoff
John Bastin
Edwin Brant FrostAssociate
Karl Ludwig HardingAssociate
Cmdr Matthew Fontaine MauryAssociate
James Edward KeelerAssociate
Georges LecointeAssociate
Lewis BossAssociate
Giovanni Sante Gaspero SantiniAssociate
Sears Cook WalkerAssociate
Karl Ludwig von LittrowAssociate
Heinrich Louis D’ArrestAssociate
Mathieu Prosper HenryAssociate
Felix-Victor MauvaisAssociate
Johann Karl Friedrich ZöllnerAssociate
Robert Grant AitkenAssociate
Johann Heinrich von MädlerAssociate
Benjamin PeirceAssociate
Bohumil SternberkAssociate
Marie Paul Auguste Charles FabryAssociate
Paul Pierre HenryAssociate
William Wilson MorganAssociate
Georg Friedrich Julius Arthur AuwersAssociate
Solomon Borisovich Pikel’nerAssociate
Wilhelm FoersterAssociate
Paul Willard MerrillAssociate
Carl Theodor AlbrechtAssociate
Hermann Albert KoboldAssociate
Camille Guillaume BigourdanAssociate
Yngve ÖhmanAssociate
Wilhelm Heinrich Walter BaadeAssociate
George Willis RitcheyAssociate
Julius BartelsAssociate
León Herrero y GarcíaAssociate
Pietro TacchiniAssociate
Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias OlbersAssociate
Dirk BrouwerAssociate
Nils Christofer DunérAssociate
Henry Augustus RowlandAssociate
Julius ScheinerAssociate
Jean-Baptiste BiotAssociate
Pierre DaussyAssociate
Iosif Samuilovich ShklovskiiAssociate
Albrecht Otto Johannes UnsöldAssociate
Benjamin Apthorp GouldAssociate
Alexander Dallas BacheAssociate
Giovanni Virginio SchiaparelliAssociate
William Lewis ElkinAssociate
Albert Abraham MichelsonAssociate
Hannes Olof Gösta AlfvénAssociate
Marian Albertovich Kowalksi (Kovalsky)Associate
Harold Clayton UreyAssociate
Gerald Maurice ClemenceAssociate
Baron Giovanni Antonio Amedeo PlanaAssociate
Hans Carl Frederik Christian SchjellerupAssociate
Pietro CaturegliAssociate
Maurice LoewyAssociate
Daniel Alberto ValencioAssociate
Johan Oskar BacklundAssociate
Emile PlantamourAssociate
Adrien-Marie LegendreAssociate
Nathaniel BowditchAssociate
Wilhelm DöllenAssociate
Frank SchlesingerAssociate
Carl Nicolaus Adalbert KruegerAssociate
Ottaviano Fabrizio MossottiAssociate
Johann Friedrich Julius SchmidtAssociate
Alexander Alexandrovich MikhailovAssociate
Simon NewcombAssociate
Paul GuthnickAssociate
Boris Vasilievich KukarkinAssociate
Hervé Étienne Auguste Albans FayeAssociate
Adm. Ernest Amédée Barthélémy MouchezAssociate
Aristarch Apollonievic BelopolskyAssociate
Giovan Battista DonatiAssociate
Eduard SchönfeldAssociate
Charles Dillon PerrineAssociate
Friedrich KüstnerAssociate
Johann Gottfried GalleAssociate
Gaetano CacciatoreAssociate
Brian JacobAssociate
Friedrich TietjenAssociate
Giovanni CeloriaAssociate
Johan August Hugo GyldénAssociate
Edmund WeissAssociate
Niccolò CacciatoreAssociate
Theodor Ritter von OppolzerAssociate
Solon Irving BaileyAssociate
Richard SchorrAssociate
Johann Georg von SoldnerAssociate
Rev. Johann Georg HagenAssociate
Maximilian Ritter von WeisseAssociate
Baron Fabian Jacob WredeAssociate
Jean Felix Adolphe GambartAssociate