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)

Name Born Died Elected Membership status
John Brett Fellow
Thomas Dalby Brewin Fellow
Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor Fellow
William Briggs Fellow
Sir Charles Tilston Bright Fellow
Bishop John Brinkley Fellow
Carlo Brioschi Associate
Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane Fellow
Rev. Walter Briscombe Fellow
John Brittain Fellow
Selig Brodetsky Fellow
Frederick Brodie Fellow
Charles Lewis Brook Fellow
William Brooke Fellow
Joseph Brooks Fellow
William Robert Brooks Fellow
Dirk Brouwer Associate
Robert Hanbury Brown Fellow
Arthur Neville Brown Fellow
David Scatcherd Brown Fellow
Donald Ross Brown Fellow
Ernest William Brown Fellow
Francis Gilbert Brown Fellow
Herbert Brown Fellow
Isaac Brown Fellow
James Ruthven Brown Fellow
John Henry Brown Fellow
Lydia Alberta Brown Fellow
Benjamin Chapman Browne Fellow
James Stark Browne Fellow
John Browning Fellow
Charles Edward Rhodes Bruce Fellow
Sir Gainsford Bruce Fellow
George Bruford Fellow
Carl Christian Bruhns Associate
Isambard Kingdom Brunel Fellow
William Otto Brunner Associate
Sir David Brunt Fellow
Ernest Reginald Bryan Fellow
Walter William Bryant Fellow
George Douglas Buchanan Fellow
Daniel Buckney Fellow
Thomas Buckney Fellow
Richard Henry Bulkeley Fellow
Sir Edward Crisp Bullard Fellow
John Eric Bullard Fellow
Keith Edward Bullen Fellow
William Bullerwell Fellow
Kenneth Bullough Fellow
Geoffrey Ronald Burbidge Fellow
Cecil Reginald Burch Fellow
Charles Burckhalter Fellow
William Corbett Burder Fellow
Thomas Noël Burke-Gaffney Fellow
Rev. Sherrard Beaumont Burnaby Fellow
Arthur Burnet Fellow
Sherburne Wesley Burnham Fellow, later Associate
Bn John Burns (Inverclyde) Fellow
Thomas William Burr Fellow
Bt Sidney Gerald Burrard Fellow
Charles Edward Burton Fellow
Col. Alexander Burton-Brown Fellow
Ida Winifred Busbridge Fellow
Augustus Ludovick Busch Associate
Thomas William Bush Fellow
Reginald Bushell Fellow
Warin Foster Bushell Fellow
Rev. Septimus Buss Fellow
Hugh Ernest Butler Fellow
Charles Pritchard Butler Fellow
Charles Frederick Butterworth Fellow
Arnold Buxton Fellow
Perry Byerly Fellow
Patrick Brendan Byrne Junior Member
Capt. Warren Frederick Caborne Fellow
Gaetano Cacciatore Associate
Niccolò Cacciatore Associate
William Robert Stuart Callcott Fellow
John Edmund Calthrop Fellow
George Calver Fellow
Donald Cameron-Swan Fellow
James Campbell Fellow
William Wallace Campbell Associate
Lord Archibald Campbell Campbell (Blythswood) Fellow
Michael Philip Candy Fellow
Annie Jump Cannon Honorary Fellow
Ernesto Capocci Associate
John Rand Capron Fellow
David Carder-Davies Fellow
Francisco Carlini Associate
Lieut. Thomas Carter Richardson Carpendale Fellow
James Carpenter Fellow
Charles Carpmael Fellow
Ernest Carpmael Fellow
Frank George Griffith Carr Fellow
Richard Christopher Carrington Fellow
Sir John Anthony Carroll Fellow
Albert Edward Carter Fellow
Edward Tremlett Carter Fellow
William Cary Fellow