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
Louis Pascal [Luigi Pasquale] Casella Fellow
Maj. John Cassells Fellow
Rev. Thomas Catton Fellow
Pietro Caturegli Associate
James Cavan Fellow
Charles John Philip Cave Fellow
Arthur Cayley Fellow
Giovanni Celoria Associate
Philip James Chabot Fellow
Rev. James Challis Fellow
Rev. James Law Challis Fellow
Daniel Chalonge Associate
Humphrey Barker Chamberlin Fellow
George Frederick Chambers Fellow
Seth Carlo Chandler Associate
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Fellow, later Associate
Clarence Augustus Chant Fellow
Sydney Chapman Fellow
Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier Associate
Chintamanny Ragoonatha Chary (Charry) Fellow
Herbert Chatley Fellow
Rev. Temple Chevallier Fellow
Charles Hartwell Horne Cheyne Fellow
Capt. William Chimmo Fellow
James Robert Christie Fellow
Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie Fellow
Lord Edward Spencer Churchill Fellow
Joseph Churms Fellow
Gabriel Gideon` Cillié Fellow
Peter Clare Fellow
Rev. John Thomas Windmill Claridge Fellow
Edwin Clark Fellow
Gordon Leonard Clark Fellow
Josiah Latimer Clark Fellow
William Tierney Clark Fellow
Arthur C Clarke Fellow
John Atherton Clegg Fellow
Gerald Maurice Clemence Associate
Agnes Mary Clerke Honorary Fellow
Major Thomas Henry Shadwell Clerke Fellow
William Kingdon Clifford Fellow
Robert Bellamy Clifton Fellow
Thomas Hugh Close Fellow
Sir James Cockle Fellow
Rev. Henry Coddington Fellow
Fritz Cohn Associate
M-Gen. Thomas Frederick Colby Fellow
John Francis Cole Fellow
John Jenkins Cole Fellow
Henry Thomas Colebrooke Fellow
William Coleman Fellow
Everard Home Roberts Coleman Fellow
John Coles Fellow
John Brise Colgrove Fellow
Antonio Colla Associate
Edward John Collingwood Fellow
Rev. Henry Collins Fellow
Edward Howard Collinson Fellow
Andrew Ainslie Common Fellow
Leslie John Comrie Fellow
Alexander Eugen Conrady Fellow
Reginald Henry Consterdine Fellow
Gustavus Wynne Cook Fellow
James Cook Fellow
Thomas Cooke Fellow
Bryan Cookson Fellow
Rt Hon Edward Henry Cooper Fellow
Joseph Thomas Cooper Fellow
Richard Edward Synge Cooper Fellow
William Ernest Cooper Fellow
William Ricketts Cooper Fellow
Earl Anthony Ashley Cooper (Shaftesbury) Fellow
Bn Thomas Mackay Cooper of Culross Fellow
Ralph Copeland Fellow
Lieut. Cyril Corbet Fellow
Charles Joseph Corbett Fellow
Marie Alfred Cornu Associate
Rev. Aloysius Laurence Cortie Fellow
Capt. Dudley Sydney Ashworth Cosby Fellow
Arthur Cottam Fellow
Samuel Cottam Fellow
Samuel Elsworth Cottam Fellow
William Cotterell Fellow
Edwin Turner Cottingham Fellow
André Joseph Alexandre Couder Associate
Jean Marie François Joseph Coulomb Associate
Samuel Courtauld Fellow
Robert Courtenay Fellow
Alan William James Cousins Fellow
Philip Herbert Cowell Fellow
Thomas George Cowling Fellow
John Paul Cox Fellow
Reginald Robert Samuel Cox Fellow
William Charles Cox Fellow
Rev. S. Runsie Craig Fellow
Earl James Ludovic Lindsay Crawford Fellow
George Creaser Fellow
Frederick Richard Cripps Fellow
George Stickland Criswick Fellow
William Bladen Croft Fellow