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
Alfred WolferAssociate
William Hyde WollastonFellow
Jan, Jr WoltjerFellow
Frank Bradshaw WoodFellow
Harley Weston WoodFellow
Harry Edwin WoodFellow
Capt. Hugh Montague WoodFellow
John WoodrowFellow
Sir Richard van der Riet WoolleyFellow
John Webb WoollgarFellow
Leslie WoolvenFellow
Thomas Wilson WormellFellow
Baron Henry de Worms (Pirbright)Fellow
Hale WorthamFellow
Arthur Mason WorthingtonFellow
Baron Fabian Jacob WredeAssociate
Arthur Williams WrightFellow
Rev. Alfred WrigleyFellow
Baron John WrottesleyFellow
Ernest Henry Charles WunderlichFellow
Earl Edwin Richard Windham Wyndham-Quin(Dunraven)Fellow
Charles Gorrie WynneFellow
James Ernest Grant YaldenFellow
Andrew YeatesFellow
Col. William YollandFellow
Alfred Ernest YoungFellow
Andrew YoungFellow
Anne Sewell YoungFellow
Charles Augustus YoungAssociate
Cyril YoungFellow
James Henry YoungFellow
Jesse YoungFellow
Baron Franz Xaver von ZachAssociate
Herman ZanstraFellow, later Associate
Carl Venceslas ZengerFellow
Meade Lafayette ZimmerFellow
Johann Karl Friedrich ZöllnerAssociate
Fritz ZwickyFellow