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Arthur Stanley Eddington

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Professor Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944)

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington OM (28 December 1882 – 22 November 1944) was Plumian Professor of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. He was arguably the most important astrophysicist of the early 20th century, and was also a successful populariser. He became world-famous in 1919, when his observations of the bending of starlight near the eclipsed sun confirmed predictions made by Albert Einstein in his General Theory of Relativity.

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