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
Frank George Griffith CarrFellow
Richard Christopher CarringtonFellow
Sir John Anthony CarrollFellow
Thomas Richard CarsonFellow
Albert Edward CarterFellow
Edward Tremlett CarterFellow
William CaryFellow
Louis Pascal [Luigi Pasquale] CasellaFellow
Maj. John CassellsFellow
Rev. Thomas CattonFellow
Pietro CaturegliAssociate
James CavanFellow
Charles John Philip CaveFellow
Arthur CayleyFellow
Giovanni CeloriaAssociate
Philip James ChabotFellow
Rev. James ChallisFellow
Rev. James Law ChallisFellow
Daniel ChalongeAssociate
Humphrey Barker ChamberlinFellow
George Frederick ChambersFellow
Seth Carlo ChandlerAssociate
Subrahmanyan ChandrasekharFellow, later Associate
Clarence Augustus ChantFellow
Sydney ChapmanFellow
Carl Vilhelm Ludvig CharlierAssociate
Chintamanny Ragoonatha Chary (Charry)Fellow
Herbert ChatleyFellow
Rev. Temple ChevallierFellow
Charles Hartwell Horne CheyneFellow
Capt. William ChimmoFellow
James Robert ChristieFellow
Sir William Henry Mahoney ChristieFellow
Lord Edward Spencer ChurchillFellow
Joseph ChurmsFellow
Gabriel Gideon` CilliéFellow
Peter ClareFellow
Rev. John Thomas Windmill ClaridgeFellow
Edwin ClarkFellow
Gordon Leonard ClarkFellow
Josiah Latimer ClarkFellow
William Tierney ClarkFellow
Arthur C ClarkeFellow
John Atherton CleggFellow
Gerald Maurice ClemenceAssociate
Agnes Mary ClerkeHonorary Fellow
Major Thomas Henry Shadwell ClerkeFellow
William Kingdon CliffordFellow
Robert Bellamy CliftonFellow
Thomas Hugh CloseFellow
Sir James CockleFellow
Rev. Henry CoddingtonFellow
Fritz CohnAssociate
M-Gen. Thomas Frederick ColbyFellow
John Francis ColeFellow
John Jenkins ColeFellow
Henry Thomas ColebrookeFellow
Everard Home Roberts ColemanFellow
William ColemanFellow
John ColesFellow
John Brise ColgroveFellow
Antonio CollaAssociate
Edward John CollingwoodFellow
Rev. Henry CollinsFellow
Edward Howard CollinsonFellow
Andrew Ainslie CommonFellow
Leslie John ComrieFellow
Alexander Eugen ConradyFellow
Reginald Henry ConsterdineFellow
Gustavus Wynne CookFellow
James CookFellow
Thomas CookeFellow
Bryan CooksonFellow
Rt Hon Edward Henry CooperFellow
Joseph Thomas CooperFellow
Richard Edward Synge CooperFellow
William Ernest CooperFellow
William Ricketts CooperFellow
Earl Anthony Ashley Cooper (Shaftesbury)Fellow
Bn Thomas Mackay Cooper of CulrossFellow
Ralph CopelandFellow
Lieut. Cyril CorbetFellow
Charles Joseph CorbettFellow
Marie Alfred CornuAssociate
Rev. Aloysius Laurence CortieFellow
Capt. Dudley Sydney Ashworth CosbyFellow
Arthur CottamFellow
Samuel CottamFellow
Samuel Elsworth CottamFellow
William CotterellFellow
Edwin Turner CottinghamFellow
André Joseph Alexandre CouderAssociate
Jean Marie François Joseph CoulombAssociate
Heather CouperFellow
Samuel CourtauldFellow
Robert CourtenayFellow
Alan William James CousinsFellow
Philip Herbert CowellFellow
Thomas George CowlingFellow
John Paul CoxFellow