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
Christian Heinrich Friedrich PetersAssociate
Pierre Henri PuiseuxAssociate
Hugo von SeeligerAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm August ArgelanderAssociate
Jules Henri PoincaréAssociate
Claude Louis MathieuAssociate
Adolphus Cornelius PetersenAssociate
Svein RosselandAssociate
Pietro TacchiniAssociate
Otto Hermann Leopold HeckmannAssociate
Karl Friedrich KnorreAssociate
Siméon Denis PoissonAssociate
Georges LecointeAssociate
Ottaviano Fabrizio MossottiAssociate
Bruno Benedetto RossiAssociate
Edmund WeissAssociate
Giovanni CeloriaAssociate
Alexander Alexandrovich MikhailovAssociate
Simon NewcombAssociate
Brian JacobAssociate
Gaetano CacciatoreAssociate
Karl Ludwig HardingAssociate
James Edward KeelerAssociate
William Joseph HusseyAssociate
Adm. Ernest Amédée Barthélémy MouchezAssociate
Lambert Adolphe Jacques QueteletAssociate
Albrecht Otto Johannes UnsöldAssociate
Maximilian Ritter von WeisseAssociate
Baron Fabian Jacob WredeAssociate
Giovanni Sante Gaspero SantiniAssociate
Niccolò CacciatoreAssociate
Anders Severin DonnerAssociate
Julius Heinrich G. FranzAssociate
George William HillAssociate
Harold Clayton UreyAssociate
Hermann Albert KoboldAssociate
Ludwig Franz Benedikt BiermannAssociate
Joseph von FraunhoferAssociate
Theodor Ritter von OppolzerAssociate
Jean Charles Rodolphe RadauAssociate
Johann Georg von SoldnerAssociate
Daniel Alberto ValencioAssociate
Lewis BossAssociate
Marie Alfred CornuAssociate
Eduard HeisAssociate
Johann Joseph von LittrowAssociate
Jean Louis PonsAssociate
Gerhard MüllerAssociate
Count Barnaba OrianiAssociate
Daniel ChalongeAssociate
Charles Eugène DelaunayAssociate
Karl Ludwig von LittrowAssociate
Hubert Anson NewtonAssociate
Count Philippe Gustave Doulcet PontécoulantAssociate
George Willis RitcheyAssociate
Fritz CohnAssociate
Heber Doust CurtisAssociate
Cmdr Matthew Fontaine MauryAssociate
Henry Augustus RowlandAssociate
Andrei Borisovich SevernyAssociate
Eugène Joseph DelporteAssociate
Friedrich Robert HelmertAssociate
Camille Guillaume BigourdanAssociate
Walter Ernst FrickeAssociate
Benjamin Apthorp GouldAssociate
Felix-Victor MauvaisAssociate
(Carl Hermann) Gustav MüllerAssociate
Cyrille Joseph SouillartAssociate
Marian Albertovich Kowalksi (Kovalsky)Associate
Johann Heinrich von MädlerAssociate
Julius ScheinerAssociate
Friedrich TietjenAssociate
Robert Grant AitkenAssociate
Dirk BrouwerAssociate
Georg Friedrich Julius Arthur AuwersAssociate
Seth Carlo ChandlerAssociate
George Washington HoughAssociate
Giovanni Virginio SchiaparelliAssociate
Carl Theodor AlbrechtAssociate
Julius BartelsAssociate
Jean-Baptiste BiotAssociate
William Wallace CampbellAssociate
Edwin Brant FrostAssociate
Adrien-Marie LegendreAssociate
Jean Abraham Chrétien OudemansAssociate
Guiseppe PiazziAssociate
Wilhelm Heinrich Walter BaadeAssociate
Baron Ercole DembowskiAssociate
Carl Nicolaus Adalbert KruegerAssociate
Hans Carl Frederik Christian SchjellerupAssociate
Francisco Miranda da Costa LôboAssociate
Felix Andries Vening MeineszAssociate
Paul GuthnickAssociate
Boris Vasilievich KukarkinAssociate
Marcel Gilles Jozef MinnaertAssociate
Frank SchlesingerAssociate
Marie Paul Auguste Charles FabryAssociate
Edward Charles PickeringAssociate
Wilhelm FoersterAssociate
Friedrich KüstnerAssociate