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
Henry Morgan Earbery CroftonFellow
Claude de la Cherois CrommelinFellow
Rev. John Edward CrossFellow
Edward CrossleyFellow
Rev. John CrouchFellow
Lieut. George Beaver CroucherFellow
Rev. Robert CroweFellow
Carlos Cruz-GonzálezFellow
Sir William CubittFellow
Richard Thomas CullenFellow
Heber Doust CurtisAssociate
Ralph Hamilton CurtissFellow
Charles Stuart CushingFellow
Thomas CushingFellow
Adm. Sir Herbert Edward Purey CustFellow
Francisco Miranda da Costa LôboAssociate
Rev. Reginald Francis DaleFellow
Arthur DallasFellow
John Henry [Johann Heinrich] DallmeyerFellow
Thomas Rudolphus DallmeyerFellow
Baron Marie Charles Théodore DamoiseauAssociate
John Benjamin DancerFellow
John DanskenFellow
Jon DariusFellow
Henry Zouch DarrahFellow
Sir Charles Galton DarwinFellow
Sir George Howard DarwinFellow
Maj. Leonard DarwinFellow
Anil Kumar DasFellow
Pierre DaussyAssociate
Rev. Martin DavidsonFellow
Rev. Charles Douglas Percy DaviesFellow
John Grant DaviesFellow
Rev. Robert Prichard DaviesFellow
Percy Lyall Hooker DavisFellow
Rev. Dr William Rutter DawesFellow
Richard Evan DayFellow
Charles Orchard DaymanFellow
James de Graaff-HunterFellow
Warren De la RueFellow
Augustus De MorganFellow
Willem de SitterAssociate
Francis (Francesco) de VicoAssociate
Baron Henry de Worms (Pirbright)Fellow
Rev. William DealtryFellow
Charles Eugène DelaunayAssociate
Eugène Joseph DelporteAssociate
Ralph Emerson DeLuryFellow
Wendell Carden DeMarcusFellow
Baron Ercole DembowskiAssociate
Lt-G Sir William Thomas DenisonFellow
King Christian VIII DenmarkHonorary Fellow
King Frederick VI DenmarkHonorary Fellow
William Frederick DenningFellow
Edward John DentFellow
Henri Alexandre DeslandresAssociate
Rev. Thomas DickFellow
John DickinsonFellow
Herbert DingleFellow
Paul Adrien Maurice DiracFellow
William Fraser DoakFellow
George Frederick DodwellFellow
Peter DoigFellow
Wilhelm DöllenAssociate
George DollondFellow
Giovan Battista DonatiAssociate
Bryan DonkinFellow
Thomas DonkinFellow
William Fishburn DonkinFellow
Anders Severin DonnerAssociate
Eric DoolittleFellow
Sir Henry Percy DouglasFellow
James John DownesFellow
Olinthus Gregory DownesFellow
William Samuel DownesFellow
Arthur Matthew Weld DowningFellow
Solomon Moses DrachFellow
Ignazio Nicolas DracopoliFellow
Charles Lum DrakeFellow
M-Gen. Alfred Wilks DraysonFellow
John DrewFellow
John Louis Emil DreyerFellow
John Edmund DrowerFellow
Archibald Spencer DrummondFellow
Capt. Thomas DrummondFellow
Jean DufayAssociate
Walter Geoffrey DuffieldFellow
Frank Campbell DumatFellow
R-A Hn George Heneage Lawrence DundasFellow
Gen Sir Robert Lawrence DundasFellow
V’count Robert Saunders Dundas (Melville)Fellow
Nils Christofer DunérAssociate
Edwin DunkinFellow
Richard DunkinFellow
Sir Edwin Durning-LawrenceFellow
John William DurradFellow
Rev. Daniel DuttonFellow
Sir Frank Watson DysonFellow
Wladyslaw DziewulskiFellow
Heinrich Louis D’ArrestAssociate