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
John Baboneau Nickterlien HennesseyFellow
Mathieu Prosper HenryAssociate
Paul Pierre HenryAssociate
Patrick Henry HepburnFellow
León Herrero y GarcíaAssociate
Samuel HerrickFellow
Col. John HerschelFellow
Bt John Charles William HerschelFellow
Bt John Frederick William HerschelFellow
Sir (Frederick) William HerschelFellow
Alexander Stewart HerschelFellow
Caroline Lucretia HerschelHonorary Fellow
Caroline Winifred HerschelFellow
Francisca HerschelFellow
Ejnar HertzsprungAssociate
James Stanley HeyFellow
Francis Joseph HeydenFellow
Edward Rupert HicksFellow
Raymond HideFellow
Capt. John HiggensFellow
Godfrey HigginsFellow
Rev. John Phillips HigmanFellow
Adam HilgerFellow
Otto HilgerFellow
George William HillAssociate
Rev. James William St. Clare HillFellow
Philip Walford HillFellow
Sir Rowland HillFellow
Thomas Wright HillFellow
John Russell HindFellow
John Henry HindleFellow
William Russell HindmarshFellow
Peter D. HingleyStaff
Arthur Robert HinksFellow
John HippisleyFellow
Kiyotsugu HirayamaFellow
Shin HirayamaFellow, later Associate
George Denton HirstFellow
Thomas Archer HirstFellow
Rev. George Stewart HitchcockFellow
Ernest William HobsonFellow
Arthur Ernest HodgsonFellow
M-Gen. John Anthony HodgsonFellow
Richard HodgsonFellow
Samuel Verplanck HoffmanFellow
Daniel HogarthFellow
Arthur Robert HoggFellow
Frank Maurice HolbornFellow
Edwin Thomas HoldawayFellow
Edward Singleton HoldenAssociate
Francis (“Frank”) HoldenFellow
Lawrence Neville HoldenFellow
Henry Park HollisFellow
Alfred HolnessFellow
Thomas Herbert Le Sbirel HonyFellow
Charles HoodFellow
Frank Hope-JonesFellow
Benjamin John HopkinsFellow
Thomas HopkirkFellow
Donald William HornerFellow
Maures HornerFellow
Capt. James HorsburghFellow
Charles HorsleyFellow
George Washington HoughAssociate
Joseph HoughFellow
Sydney Samuel HoughFellow
Henden Egerton HoughtonFellow
William Bradshaw HousmanFellow
Thomas Henry HovendenFellow
Elijah HowarthFellow
Alexander Hamilton HoweFellow
Charles HowellFellow
Rev. Frederick HowlettFellow
L.Cdr (Humphrey) Derek HowseFellow
Jacob HoyerFellow
Fred Hoyle Fellow
Edwin Powell HubbleFellow, later Associate
Thomas Charlton HudsonFellow
Leon HufnagelFellow
Lady Margaret Lindsay HugginsHonorary Fellow
Sir William HugginsFellow
Edward HughesFellow
Frederick Robert HughesFellow
Joseph Steel HughesFellow
Henry Rainsford HulmeFellow
Milton Lasell HumasonAssociate
Thomas HumphriesFellow
George HuntFellow
Rev. Philip HuntFellow
Alan HunterFellow
William Joseph HusseyAssociate
Rev. Robert Sparke HutchingsFellow
William Benjamin HutchinsonFellow
Charles HuttonFellow
Edward Lindsay InceFellow
James Gall InglisFellow
Bt Robert Harry InglisFellow
Rev. Richard Ernest IngramFellow
Rev. James InmanFellow
George InnesFellow