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
John Bastin
Leon Knopoff
Baron Bernhard August von LindenauAssociate
Otto Wilhelm StruveAssociate
Charles Dillon PerrineAssociate
Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias OlbersAssociate
Charles Greeley AbbotAssociate
Baron Franz Xaver von ZachAssociate
Annibale RiccòAssociate
Karl Friedrich KnorreAssociate
Julius Heinrich G. FranzAssociate
Baron Marie Charles Théodore DamoiseauAssociate
Alfred WolferAssociate
Claude Louis MathieuAssociate
George William HillAssociate
William Joseph HusseyAssociate
Truman Henry SaffordAssociate
Albert Abraham MichelsonAssociate
Joseph von FraunhoferAssociate
Julius BauschingerAssociate
Nathaniel BowditchAssociate
John Frederic(k) TrechselAssociate
Otto August RosenbergerAssociate
James Edward KeelerAssociate
Georges LecointeAssociate
Antonio AbettiAssociate
Willem de SitterAssociate
Bohumil SternberkAssociate
Eduard HeisAssociate
Viktor Amazaspovich AmbartsumianAssociate
Don Felipe BauzáAssociate
Charles TrépiedAssociate
Giorgio AbettiAssociate
Henri Alexandre DeslandresAssociate
Hermann Albert KoboldAssociate
Giovanni Battista AmiciAssociate
Jean DufayAssociate
Aristarch Apollonievic BelopolskyAssociate
Frederick Hanley SearesAssociate
Christian August Friedrich PetersAssociate
Benjamin Apthorp GouldAssociate
Johann Karl Friedrich ZöllnerAssociate
Jules Henri PoincaréAssociate
Alexander Alexandrovich MikhailovAssociate
Simon NewcombAssociate
Friedrich Robert HelmertAssociate
Pietro Angelo SecchiAssociate
Christian Heinrich Friedrich PetersAssociate
Pierre Henri PuiseuxAssociate
Ottaviano Fabrizio MossottiAssociate
Hendrik Gerard van de Sande BakhuyzenAssociate
Francis (Francesco) de VicoAssociate
John Macon ThomeAssociate
Siméon Denis PoissonAssociate
Walter Ernst FrickeAssociate
Heinrich Louis D’ArrestAssociate
Adolphus Cornelius PetersenAssociate
Adm. Ernest Amédée Barthélémy MouchezAssociate
Pietro CaturegliAssociate
Iosif Samuilovich ShklovskiiAssociate
Johann Joseph von LittrowAssociate
George Washington HoughAssociate
Paul GuthnickAssociate
Marie Henri AndoyerAssociate
Gerald Maurice ClemenceAssociate
Hugo von SeeligerAssociate
Sears Cook WalkerAssociate
Karl Ludwig von LittrowAssociate
Marian Albertovich Kowalksi (Kovalsky)Associate
Edwin Brant FrostAssociate
Svein RosselandAssociate
Lambert Adolphe Jacques QueteletAssociate
Theodor Ritter von OppolzerAssociate
Cmdr Matthew Fontaine MauryAssociate
Thaddeus BanachiewiczAssociate
Hubert Anson NewtonAssociate
Johann Heinrich von MädlerAssociate
Johan August Hugo GyldénAssociate
Bruno Benedetto RossiAssociate
Count Barnaba OrianiAssociate
Felix-Victor MauvaisAssociate
Johann Elert BodeAssociate
Giovanni Sante Gaspero SantiniAssociate
Jean Louis PonsAssociate
Carl Nicolaus Adalbert KruegerAssociate
Rev. Johann Georg HagenAssociate
Marie Paul Auguste Charles FabryAssociate
Jean François AragoAssociate
Nils Christofer DunérAssociate
Jean Charles Rodolphe RadauAssociate
Adrien-Marie LegendreAssociate
Wilhelm FoersterAssociate
Giovanni CeloriaAssociate
Palm Henry Lewis Pruss von BoguslawskiAssociate