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
William Cranch BondAssociate
Pietro CaturegliAssociate
Baron Bernhard August von LindenauAssociate
Albert Abraham MichelsonAssociate
Gerald Maurice ClemenceAssociate
Hermann GoldschmidtAssociate
Milton Lasell HumasonAssociate
Michael KamienskiAssociate
Christian August Friedrich PetersAssociate
Jean François AragoAssociate
Jules Henri PoincaréAssociate
Carlo BrioschiAssociate
Giovan Battista DonatiAssociate
Ernest Benjamin EsclangonAssociate
Peter Andreas HansenAssociate
Claude Louis MathieuAssociate
Christian Heinrich Friedrich PetersAssociate
Pierre Henri PuiseuxAssociate
Hugo von SeeligerAssociate
Friedrich Wilhelm August ArgelanderAssociate
Siméon Denis PoissonAssociate
Adolphus Cornelius PetersenAssociate
Svein RosselandAssociate
Pietro TacchiniAssociate
Otto Hermann Leopold HeckmannAssociate
Karl Friedrich KnorreAssociate
Alexander Alexandrovich MikhailovAssociate
Simon NewcombAssociate
Brian JacobAssociate
Ottaviano Fabrizio MossottiAssociate
Bruno Benedetto RossiAssociate
Edmund WeissAssociate
Giovanni CeloriaAssociate
Giovanni Sante Gaspero SantiniAssociate
Gaetano CacciatoreAssociate
Karl Ludwig HardingAssociate
James Edward KeelerAssociate
Georges LecointeAssociate
Adm. Ernest Amédée Barthélémy MouchezAssociate
Lambert Adolphe Jacques QueteletAssociate
Albrecht Otto Johannes UnsöldAssociate
Maximilian Ritter von WeisseAssociate
Baron Fabian Jacob WredeAssociate
Niccolò CacciatoreAssociate
Anders Severin DonnerAssociate
Julius Heinrich G. FranzAssociate
George William HillAssociate
William Joseph HusseyAssociate
Harold Clayton UreyAssociate
Hermann Albert KoboldAssociate
Jean Louis PonsAssociate
Gerhard MüllerAssociate
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
Hubert Anson NewtonAssociate
Count Philippe Gustave Doulcet PontécoulantAssociate
George Willis RitcheyAssociate
Count Barnaba OrianiAssociate
Daniel ChalongeAssociate
Charles Eugène DelaunayAssociate
Karl Ludwig von LittrowAssociate
Fritz CohnAssociate
Heber Doust CurtisAssociate
Cmdr Matthew Fontaine MauryAssociate
Henry Augustus RowlandAssociate
Andrei Borisovich SevernyAssociate
Eugène Joseph DelporteAssociate
Friedrich Robert HelmertAssociate
Johann Heinrich von MädlerAssociate
Julius ScheinerAssociate
Friedrich TietjenAssociate
Camille Guillaume BigourdanAssociate
Felix-Victor MauvaisAssociate
(Carl Hermann) Gustav MüllerAssociate
Cyrille Joseph SouillartAssociate
Marian Albertovich Kowalksi (Kovalsky)Associate
Giovanni Virginio SchiaparelliAssociate
Robert Grant AitkenAssociate
Walter Ernst FrickeAssociate
Benjamin Apthorp GouldAssociate
Georg Friedrich Julius Arthur AuwersAssociate
Seth Carlo ChandlerAssociate
George Washington HoughAssociate
Hans Carl Frederik Christian SchjellerupAssociate
Carl Theodor AlbrechtAssociate
Dirk BrouwerAssociate
Jean Abraham Chrétien OudemansAssociate
Guiseppe PiazziAssociate
Wilhelm Heinrich Walter BaadeAssociate
Baron Ercole DembowskiAssociate
Carl Nicolaus Adalbert KruegerAssociate
Marcel Gilles Jozef MinnaertAssociate