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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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Namesort icon Nation(s) Start End
Proctor, Mrs. Richard A. USA/Ireland 1891 1896
Proctor, Miss Mary USA 1896 1957
Plaskett, Prof. Harry H. Canada/United Kingdom 1961 1979
Pickering, Mr. William Henry USA 1894 1938
Pickering, Dr. Edward Charles, OPM USA 1894 1919
Pettit, Mr. H. Canada 1890 1890
Peal, Mr. Samuel Edward United Kingdom/India 1891 1897
Oort, Dr. Jan Hendrik Netherlands 1954 1992
Newnham, Right Rev. Jervois Arthur United Kingdom/Canada 1895 1905
Newcomb, Rear Admiral Dr. Simon USA 1891 1909