BC: One of Arthur's Quotes | We often think that when we have completed our study of one we know all about two, because 'two' is 'one and one.' We forget that we still have to make a study of 'and.'
FC: Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington | By: Douglas P. Solari
1: Dedicated to Zach Kociban
2: Born: Dec. 28, 1882 Death: Nov. 22, 1944 Nationality: British (Quaker) Profession: Astrophysicist
3: Arthur's dad's name is Arthur Henry Eddington. His mom's name is Sara Ann Shout. Arthur's dad was a headmaster and proprietor. He taught at a Quaker training college in Lancashire. Arthur's dad died while he was a little boy. He died of Typhoid. Arthur's mom had to take care of him and his sister from there on. Arthur later on died of cancer. He was 61 years old. | About Arthur and his Family
4: Arthur was the first person ever to prove that Einstein's theory was correct twice. In 1906-1913 he was chief assistant director of The Royal Observatory in Greenwich. In 1914 he was named Plumian of Astronomy and became director of the observatory.
5: Arthur was an astronomer, physicist, and mathematician. He was a philosopher of science and a popularizer of science.
6: Arthur Eddington was a great "giant" because without him we wouldn't know if the Einstein theory was correct, which it is because he proved it twice. We also wouldn't have the Eddington Limit. He brought us a lot of facts about the solar eclipse. He helped know a lot of facts about stars today. | Giant!
7: Fun Facts about Arthur | -He mastered the 24x24 table by himself before he could read. -Since he was a Quaker he couldn't go into war. -In 1915 he began studying the internal constitution of stars. -In 1919 he led an expedition to Brazil to see the solar eclipse. -The Eddington Limit, the natural limit to the luminosity of stars, and the radiation generated by accretion onto a compact object, are named in his Honor. -He won 9 awards.