Joseph Norman Lockyer, English astronomer

Joseph Norman Lockyer, English astronomer

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Caption: Joseph Norman Lockyer (1836-1920) English astronomer and spectroscopist born at Rugby, Warwickshire. In 1868 he detected and named the gaseous element Helium in the Sun's chromosphere. In 1869 he established the science journal Nature which he edited until shortly before his death. Cartoon by Edward Linley Sambourne in the Punch's Fancy Portraits series from Punch (London, 22 December 1883).

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