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
Eric Gray ForbesFellow
George ForbesFellow
Sir George Stuart ForbesFellow
James Arthur FormoyFellow
Thomas Ignatius Maria ForsterFellow
Andrew Russell ForsythFellow
Capt. Henry FosterFellow
Rev. Percival Alfred FothergillFellow
David Ross FotheringhamFellow
John Knight FotheringhamFellow
Dr Edward Osborne FountainFellow
Alfred FowlerFellow
Peter Howard FowlerFellow
Sir Ralph Howard FowlerFellow
William Alfred FowlerFellow, later Associate
Philip FoxFellow
William Edwin FoxFellow
William FrancisFellow
Capt. Sir John FranklinFellow
John Franklin-AdamsFellow
William Sadler FranksFellow
Julius Heinrich G. FranzAssociate
Joseph von FraunhoferAssociate
Rev. Alexander FreemanFellow
Joseph H. FreemanFellow
William FrendFellow
Walter Ernst FrickeAssociate
Eigil Friis-ChristensenHonorary Fellow
Gen. Edward Charles FromeFellow
Edwin Brant FrostAssociate
George FrostFellow
William FrostFellow
Henry Reginald FryFellow
Dudley KM FullerFellow
John FullerFellow
Thomas Frederick FurberFellow
Herbert Henry FurnerFellow
Caroline Ellen FurnessFellow
Maj. Gerald Edward GalbraithFellow
William GalbraithFellow
Walter Frederick GaleFellow
Johann Gottfried GalleAssociate
Thomas GallowayFellow
Jean Felix Adolphe GambartAssociate
Maj. Arthur ffolliott GarrettFellow
Thomas GaskinFellow
Annibale de GasparisAssociate
Charles Henry GattyFellow
Carl Frederick GaussAssociate
Jean Alfred GautierAssociate
Edward GayFellow
Sidney Bertram GaythorpeFellow
John Edward GeakeFellow
Murray GeddesFellow
Neil GehrelsHonorary Fellow
William Edgar GeilFellow
Johannes GeissHonorary Fellow
Hubert GentFellow
Henry Tresawna GerransFellow
Riccardo GiacconiHonorary Fellow
William Bolger GibbsFellow
George James GibbsFellow
Algernon Charles GiffordFellow
James William GiffordFellow
Davies GilbertFellow
Rev. William Robinson GilbyFellow
William GilesFellow
Sir David GillFellow
James GillFellow
Guro Else GjellestadFellow
Murray GladstoneFellow
James GlaisherFellow
James Whitbread Lee GlaisherFellow
John GlaisherFellow
Joseph GledhillFellow
Brig. Edward Aubrey GlennieFellow
Dr Benjamin GodfreyFellow
Rev. Nathaniel Stedman GodfreyFellow
Raymond Hill GodfreyFellow
John George Cockburn Curtis GodsmanFellow
William GodwardFellow
Rev. Edmund GoetzFellow
Bt Park GoffFellow
George Ridsdale GoldsbroughFellow
Carl Wolfgang Benjamin GoldschmidtAssociate
Hermann GoldschmidtAssociate
Benjamin GompertzFellow
Walter GoodacreFellow
John James Lewis GoodridgeFellow
Henry Bedingfield GoodwinFellow
Duke Alexander GordonFellow
Thomas GordonFellow
John Ellard GoreFellow
Sandford GortonFellow
Eugen von GothardFellow
Benjamin Apthorp GouldAssociate
Samuel Forster GraceFellow
Bt Cyril C. GrahamFellow
Robert GrahamFellow
Robert Arthur GrahamFellow