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Past Honorary Members

Honorary Membership was limited to 10 from 1890-1900, and to 15 from 1901 onwards. Corresponding Membership was a lesser class of Honoris causa membership in the early years. A few honorary members, such as Barnard, were first made corresponding members for a short time before being recommissioned as honorary members.


There are 100 past honorary members.

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Name Nation(s) Startsort icon End
Bowen, Dr. Ira S. USA 1956 1973
Lindblad, Dr. Bertil Sweden 1956 1965
Unsöld, Dr. Albrecht Germany 1956 1995
Stebbins, Dr. Joel USA 1958 1966
Mitchell, Prof. Samuel Canada/USA 1958 1960
Ambartsumian, Dr. Viktor Amazaspovitch USSR/Armenia 1959 1996
Struvé, Dr. Otto USA 1959 1963
Bok, Dr. Bart J. Australia 1961 1982
Joy, Dr. Alfred H. USA 1961 1973
Plaskett, Prof. Harry H. Canada/United Kingdom 1961 1979