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
Stephen Groombridge Fellow
Col. Edmond Herbert Grove-Hills Fellow
Capt. John Grover Fellow
Sir Howard Grubb Fellow
Hon. Lionel George William Guest Fellow
Rev. Henry Grattan Guinness Fellow
Colin Stanley Gum Fellow
Beno Gutenberg Fellow
Paul Guthnick Associate
Joseph Gwilt Fellow
Johan August Hugo Gyldén Associate
Rev. Johann Georg Hagen Associate
Yusuke Hagihara Fellow
George Ellery Hale Associate
Asaph Hall Associate
Capt. Basil Hall Fellow
John James Hall Fellow
Maxwell Hall Fellow
Rev. William Hall Fellow
George Price Blackwood Hallowes Fellow
Jacob Karl Ernst Halm Fellow
Sir William Rowan Hamilton Fellow
George Hall Hamilton Fellow
Rev. Henry Parr Hamilton Fellow
Frederic Hammond Fellow
Henry Howard Hammond Fellow
Arthur Hands Fellow
Julie Marie Vinter Hansen Fellow
Peter Andreas Hansen Associate
Joseph Alfred Hardcastle Fellow
George Alfred Harding Fellow
Karl Ludwig Harding Associate
Sir George Francis Hardy Fellow
Godfrey Harold Hardy Fellow
Frederick James Hargreaves Fellow
Rev. Robert Harley Fellow
Reginald James Harman Junior Member
Gen. Sir Henry Drury Harness Fellow
William Harnett Fellow
Guillermo Haro Fellow, later Associate
Alfred Newton Harris Fellow
Bertrand John Harris Fellow
Charles Hope Harris Fellow
Daniel Lester III Harris Fellow
Augustus S. Harrison Fellow
Capt. Jasper Nicolls Harrison Fellow
William Ernest Hartley Fellow
Johannes Franz Hartmann Associate
Willy Hartner Fellow, later Associate
James Hartness Fellow
John Chapman Hartnup Fellow
John Hartnup Fellow
John Penn Hartree Fellow
Henry Harvey Fellow
Rev. John Horsley Haslam Fellow
Takeo Hatanaka Fellow
John Granville Hawke Fellow
Hester Periam Hawkins Fellow
William (‘Will’) Thomson Hay Fellow
Churisho Hayashi Honorary Fellow
Mark Bernard Brewer Heath Fellow
Thomas Edward Heath Fellow
Walter Heath Fellow
Otto Hermann Leopold Heckmann Associate
Henry Burdett Hederstedt Fellow
Rev. Herbert Hedley Fellow
Wladimír Wáclav Heinrich Fellow
Eduard Heis Associate
Clarisse Doris Hellman Fellow
Friedrich Robert Helmert Associate
Rev. Andrew Henderson Fellow
Thomas Henderson Fellow
Frederick William Henkel Fellow
William Henry Hennah Fellow
John Baboneau Nickterlien Hennessey Fellow
Mathieu Prosper Henry Associate
Paul Pierre Henry Associate
Patrick Henry Hepburn Fellow
León Herrero y García Associate
Samuel Herrick Fellow
Alexander Stewart Herschel Fellow
Caroline Lucretia Herschel Honorary Fellow
Caroline Winifred Herschel Fellow
Francisca Herschel Fellow
Col. John Herschel Fellow
Bt John Charles William Herschel Fellow
Bt John Frederick William Herschel Fellow
Sir (Frederick) William Herschel Fellow
Ejnar Hertzsprung Associate
James Stanley Hey Fellow
Francis Joseph Heyden Fellow
Edward Rupert Hicks Fellow
Capt. John Higgens Fellow
Godfrey Higgins Fellow
Rev. John Phillips Higman Fellow
Adam Hilger Fellow
Otto Hilger Fellow
George William Hill Associate
Rev. James William St. Clare Hill Fellow
Philip Walford Hill Fellow