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Lockyer, Sir Norman

Line breaks: Sir Nor¦man Lock|yer
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒkjə
 
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Definition of Lockyer, Sir Norman in English:

( 1836–1920), English astronomer; full name Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer. His spectroscopic analysis of the sun led to his discovery of a new element, which he named helium. He founded both the Science Museum in London and the scientific journal Nature, which he edited for fifty years.

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