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
Charles Robert d’Esterre Fellow
Rev. James Collett Ebden Fellow
Capt. Charles Eddie Fellow
Maj. Lindsay Atkins Eddie Fellow
Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington Fellow
Frank N., Jr Edmonds Fellow
Rev. James Edmonstone Fellow
David James Reginald Edney Fellow
Donald Luther Edwards Fellow
Rev. John Edwards Fellow
Capt. John Francis Egerton Fellow
Olin Jeuck Eggen Fellow, later Associate
Henry Eichbaum Fellow
William Snyder Eichelberger Fellow, later Associate
James Sweetman Eiffe Fellow
Thomas Gwyn Empy Elger Fellow
William Lewis Elkin Associate
Robert Lewis John Ellery Fellow
Harry Elliot Fellow
Edwin Bailey Elliott Fellow
Frederick Henry Elliott Fellow
Henry Ellis Fellow
Henry Samuel Ellis Fellow
Thomas Flower Ellis Fellow
William Ellis Fellow
Mervyn Archdall Ellison Fellow
Rebecca Anne Wood Elson Fellow
Robert Emden Associate
Rev. David Emerson Fellow
Johann Franz Encke Associate
James Epps Fellow
Wentworth Erck Fellow
Ernest Benjamin Esclangon Associate
Albert Escott Fellow
James Kennedy Esdaile Fellow
William Esson Fellow
Capt. Sir Frederick John Owen Evans Fellow
Harry Savile Ward Evans Fellow
Joseph Edward Evans Fellow
Rev. Lewis Evans Fellow
Thomas Luther Evans Fellow
David Stanley Evans Fellow
Col. Sir George Everest Fellow
John Evershed Fellow
Mary Acworth Evershed [née Orr] Fellow
William Maurice Ewing Fellow, later Associate
Marie Paul Auguste Charles Fabry Associate
Sir Patrick James Fagan Fellow
Anthony Patrick Fairall Honorary Fellow
Rev. Paul Wynyard Fairclough Fellow
Charles Gaskell Falkner Fellow
Rev. Fearon Fallows Fellow
Rev. William Farish Fellow
George Richard Farncombe Fellow
Rev. Adam Storey Farrar Fellow
Hervé Étienne Auguste Albans Faye Associate
William Moses Feldman Fellow
Samuel Fellows Fellow
Vicenzo Consolato Antonino Ferraro Fellow
Gen. Gustave-Auguste Ferrié Associate
John McDougal Field Fellow
Louis Napoleon George Filon Fellow
William Henry Finlay Fellow
Erwin Finlay-Freundlich Fellow
Valdemar Axel Firsoff Fellow
Rev. George Fisher Fellow
George Clyde Fisher Fellow
Alfred Henry Fison Fellow
William Henry Fitton Fellow
Ambrose T. Flagg Fellow
Camille Flammarion Fellow
Alexander Davidson Fleming Fellow
Crawford Muir Fleming Fellow
Canon David Fleming Fellow
Williamina Paton Fleming [née Stevens] Honorary Fellow
Alan Fletcher Fellow
Isaac Fletcher Fellow
Spencer Lavington Fletcher Fellow
Frank Flowers Fellow
Wilhelm Foerster Associate
Alexander Foote Fellow
Eric Gray Forbes Fellow
George Forbes Fellow
Sir George Stuart Forbes Fellow
James Arthur Formoy Fellow
Thomas Ignatius Maria Forster Fellow
Andrew Russell Forsyth Fellow
Capt. Henry Foster Fellow
Rev. Percival Alfred Fothergill Fellow
David Ross Fotheringham Fellow
John Knight Fotheringham Fellow
Dr Edward Osborne Fountain Fellow
William Alfred Fowler Fellow, later Associate
Alfred Fowler Fellow
Peter Howard Fowler Fellow
Sir Ralph Howard Fowler Fellow
Philip Fox Fellow
William Edwin Fox Fellow
William Francis Fellow
Capt. Sir John Franklin Fellow