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
Jean DufayAssociate
Walter Geoffrey DuffieldFellow
Frank Campbell DumatFellow
Raynor L DuncombeFellow
R-A Hn George Heneage Lawrence DundasFellow
Gen Sir Robert Lawrence DundasFellow
V’count Robert Saunders Dundas (Melville)Fellow
Nils Christofer DunérAssociate
James Wynne DungeyFellow
Edwin DunkinFellow
Richard DunkinFellow
Sir Edwin Durning-LawrenceFellow
John William DurradFellow
Rev. Daniel DuttonFellow
Sir Frank Watson DysonFellow
John Edward DysonFellow
Wladyslaw DziewulskiFellow
Heinrich Louis D’ArrestAssociate
Charles Robert d’EsterreFellow
Rev. James Collett EbdenFellow
Capt. Charles EddieFellow
Maj. Lindsay Atkins EddieFellow
Sir Arthur Stanley EddingtonFellow
Frank N., Jr EdmondsFellow
Rev. James EdmonstoneFellow
David James Reginald EdneyFellow
Rev. John EdwardsFellow
Donald Luther EdwardsFellow
Capt. John Francis EgertonFellow
Olin Jeuck EggenFellow, later Associate
Henry EichbaumFellow
William Snyder EichelbergerFellow, later Associate
James Sweetman EiffeFellow
William Lewis ElkinAssociate
Robert Lewis John ElleryFellow
Harry ElliotFellow
Edwin Bailey ElliottFellow
Frederick Henry ElliottFellow
Henry EllisFellow
Henry Samuel EllisFellow
Thomas Flower EllisFellow
William EllisFellow
Mervyn Archdall EllisonFellow
Rebecca Anne Wood ElsonFellow
Robert EmdenAssociate
Rev. David EmersonFellow
Johann Franz EnckeAssociate
James EppsFellow
Wentworth ErckFellow
Ernest Benjamin EsclangonAssociate
Albert EscottFellow
James Kennedy EsdaileFellow
William EssonFellow
Russ EvansFellow
David Stanley EvansFellow
Capt. Sir Frederick John Owen EvansFellow
Harry Savile Ward EvansFellow
Joseph Edward EvansFellow
Rev. Lewis EvansFellow
Thomas Luther EvansFellow
Col. Sir George EverestFellow
John EvershedFellow
Mary Acworth Evershed [née Orr]Fellow
William Maurice EwingFellow, later Associate
Marie Paul Auguste Charles FabryAssociate
Sir Patrick James FaganFellow
Anthony Patrick FairallHonorary Fellow
Rev. Paul Wynyard FaircloughFellow
Charles Gaskell FalknerFellow
Rev. Fearon FallowsFellow
Rev. William FarishFellow
George Richard FarncombeFellow
Rev. Adam Storey FarrarFellow
Hervé Étienne Auguste Albans FayeAssociate
Michael William FeastHonorary Fellow
William Moses FeldmanFellow
Samuel FellowsFellow
Vicenzo Consolato Antonino FerraroFellow
Gen. Gustave-Auguste FerriéAssociate
John McDougal FieldFellow
Louis Napoleon George FilonFellow
William Henry FinlayFellow
Erwin Finlay-FreundlichFellow
Valdemar Axel FirsoffFellow
Rev. George FisherFellow
George Clyde FisherFellow
Alfred Henry FisonFellow
William Henry FittonFellow
Ambrose T. FlaggFellow
Camille FlammarionFellow
Alexander Davidson FlemingFellow
Crawford Muir FlemingFellow
Canon David FlemingFellow
Williamina Paton Fleming [née Stevens]Honorary Fellow
Spencer Lavington FletcherFellow
Alan FletcherFellow
Isaac FletcherFellow
Frank FlowersFellow
Wilhelm FoersterAssociate
Alexander FooteFellow