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
Henry Morgan Earbery Crofton Fellow
Claude de la Cherois Crommelin Fellow
Rev. John Edward Cross Fellow
Edward Crossley Fellow
Rev. John Crouch Fellow
Lieut. George Beaver Croucher Fellow
Rev. Robert Crowe Fellow
Carlos Cruz-González Fellow
Sir William Cubitt Fellow
Richard Thomas Cullen Fellow
Heber Doust Curtis Associate
Ralph Hamilton Curtiss Fellow
Charles Stuart Cushing Fellow
Thomas Cushing Fellow
Adm. Sir Herbert Edward Purey Cust Fellow
Francisco Miranda da Costa Lôbo Associate
Rev. Reginald Francis Dale Fellow
Arthur Dallas Fellow
John Henry [Johann Heinrich] Dallmeyer Fellow
Thomas Rudolphus Dallmeyer Fellow
Baron Marie Charles Théodore Damoiseau Associate
John Benjamin Dancer Fellow
John Dansken Fellow
Jon Darius Fellow
Henry Zouch Darrah Fellow
Sir Charles Galton Darwin Fellow
Sir George Howard Darwin Fellow
Maj. Leonard Darwin Fellow
Anil Kumar Das Fellow
Pierre Daussy Associate
Rev. Martin Davidson Fellow
Rev. Charles Douglas Percy Davies Fellow
John Grant Davies Fellow
Rev. Robert Prichard Davies Fellow
Percy Lyall Hooker Davis Fellow
Rev. Dr William Rutter Dawes Fellow
Richard Evan Day Fellow
Charles Orchard Dayman Fellow
James de Graaff-Hunter Fellow
Warren De la Rue Fellow
Augustus De Morgan Fellow
Willem de Sitter Associate
Francis (Francesco) de Vico Associate
Baron Henry de Worms (Pirbright) Fellow
Rev. William Dealtry Fellow
Charles Eugène Delaunay Associate
Eugène Joseph Delporte Associate
Ralph Emerson DeLury Fellow
Wendell Carden DeMarcus Fellow
Baron Ercole Dembowski Associate
Lt-G Sir William Thomas Denison Fellow
King Christian VIII Denmark Honorary Fellow
King Frederick VI Denmark Honorary Fellow
William Frederick Denning Fellow
Edward John Dent Fellow
Henri Alexandre Deslandres Associate
Rev. Thomas Dick Fellow
John Dickinson Fellow
Herbert Dingle Fellow
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac Fellow
William Fraser Doak Fellow
George Frederick Dodwell Fellow
Peter Doig Fellow
Wilhelm Döllen Associate
George Dollond Fellow
Giovan Battista Donati Associate
Bryan Donkin Fellow
Thomas Donkin Fellow
William Fishburn Donkin Fellow
Anders Severin Donner Associate
Eric Doolittle Fellow
Sir Henry Percy Douglas Fellow
James John Downes Fellow
Olinthus Gregory Downes Fellow
William Samuel Downes Fellow
Arthur Matthew Weld Downing Fellow
Solomon Moses Drach Fellow
Ignazio Nicolas Dracopoli Fellow
Charles Lum Drake Fellow
M-Gen. Alfred Wilks Drayson Fellow
John Drew Fellow
John Louis Emil Dreyer Fellow
John Edmund Drower Fellow
Archibald Spencer Drummond Fellow
Capt. Thomas Drummond Fellow
Jean Dufay Associate
Walter Geoffrey Duffield Fellow
Frank Campbell Dumat Fellow
R-A Hn George Heneage Lawrence Dundas Fellow
Gen Sir Robert Lawrence Dundas Fellow
V’count Robert Saunders Dundas (Melville) Fellow
Nils Christofer Dunér Associate
Edwin Dunkin Fellow
Richard Dunkin Fellow
Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence Fellow
John William Durrad Fellow
Rev. Daniel Dutton Fellow
Sir Frank Watson Dyson Fellow
Wladyslaw Dziewulski Fellow
Heinrich Louis D’Arrest Associate