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Sir Norman Lockyer
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Born in Rugby, Warwickshire
Born on 17th of May 1836
Died on 16th of August 1920

Born 1836. Died 1920 - English astronomer.

Clerk at British War Office (1857-75) while devoting spare time to science. Designed a spectroscope in 1868. Postulated the existence of helium. Discovered and named the solar chromosphere. Believed atoms were capable of sub-division and stars were formed out of meteoric material. Worked in Science Museum, South Kensington from 1875. Founder of scientific periodical Nature (1869). Knighted in 1897.

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