Norman Lockyer

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Birthday
17, 1836
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 16, 1920 (84)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1836
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 16, 1920 (84)

About

English scientist and astronomer who is credited with discovering the gas helium and was the founder of the journal Nature.

Before Fame

He worked as a civil servant in the British War office.

Trivia

He led eight expeditions to observe solar eclipses, including one in 1870 to Sicily and one in 1871 to India.

Family Life

He married Winifred James with whom he settled in South London.

Associated With

Ten years after he discovered gaseous helium, William Ramsay discovered terrestrial helium.