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
Eddowes BowmanFellow
William BowyerFellow
Joseph Bevan BraithwaiteFellow
Edward William BrayleyFellow
Theodor Alexandrovitch BredichinAssociate
James BreenFellow
Andy BreenFellow
Carl BremikerAssociate
John BrettFellow
Thomas Dalby BrewinFellow
Charles Henry Brewitt-TaylorFellow
William BriggsFellow
Sir Charles Tilston BrightFellow
Bishop John BrinkleyFellow
Carlo BrioschiAssociate
Sir Thomas Makdougall BrisbaneFellow
Rev. Walter BriscombeFellow
John BrittainFellow
Selig BrodetskyFellow
Frederick BrodieFellow
Barbara BromageFellow
Charles Lewis BrookFellow
William BrookeFellow
Joseph BrooksFellow
William Robert BrooksFellow
Dirk BrouwerAssociate
Herbert BrownFellow
Isaac BrownFellow
James Ruthven BrownFellow
John Henry BrownFellow
John Campbell BrownFellow
Lydia Alberta BrownFellow
Robert Hanbury BrownFellow
Arthur Neville BrownFellow
David Scatcherd BrownFellow
Donald Ross BrownFellow
Ernest William BrownFellow
Francis Gilbert BrownFellow
Benjamin Chapman BrowneFellow
James Stark BrowneFellow
John BrowningFellow
Charles Edward Rhodes BruceFellow
Sir Gainsford BruceFellow
George BrufordFellow
Carl Christian BruhnsAssociate
Isambard Kingdom BrunelFellow
William Otto BrunnerAssociate
Sir David BruntFellow
Ernest Reginald BryanFellow
Walter William BryantFellow
George Douglas BuchananFellow
Daniel BuckneyFellow
Thomas BuckneyFellow
Richard Henry BulkeleyFellow
Sir Edward Crisp BullardFellow
John Eric BullardFellow
Keith Edward BullenFellow
William BullerwellFellow
Kenneth BulloughFellow
Geoffrey Ronald BurbidgeFellow
Cecil Reginald BurchFellow
Charles BurckhalterFellow
William Corbett BurderFellow
Thomas Noël Burke-GaffneyFellow
Rev. Sherrard Beaumont BurnabyFellow
Arthur BurnetFellow
Sherburne Wesley BurnhamFellow, later Associate
Bn John Burns (Inverclyde)Fellow
Thomas William BurrFellow
Bt Sidney Gerald BurrardFellow
Charles Edward BurtonFellow
Col. Alexander Burton-BrownFellow
Ida Winifred BusbridgeFellow
Augustus Ludovick BuschAssociate
Thomas William BushFellow
Warin Foster BushellFellow
Reginald BushellFellow
Rev. Septimus BussFellow
Charles Pritchard ButlerFellow
Hugh Ernest ButlerFellow
Charles Frederick ButterworthFellow
Arnold BuxtonFellow
Perry ByerlyFellow
Patrick Brendan ByrneJunior Member
Capt. Warren Frederick CaborneFellow
Gaetano CacciatoreAssociate
Niccolò CacciatoreAssociate
William Robert Stuart CallcottFellow
John Edmund CalthropFellow
George CalverFellow
Donald Cameron-SwanFellow
James CampbellFellow
William Wallace CampbellAssociate
Lord Archibald Campbell Campbell (Blythswood)Fellow
Michael Philip CandyFellow
Annie Jump CannonHonorary Fellow
Ernesto CapocciAssociate
John Rand CapronFellow
David Carder-DaviesFellow
Francisco CarliniAssociate