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Astronomy Cast

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Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences 11
Science & Medicine 31

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

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Ep. 371: Eddington Eclipse Experiment

March 30th, 2015

Episode 405 of 464 episodes

At the turn of the 20th Century, Einstein’s theory of relativity stunned the physics world, but the experimental evidence needed to be found. And so, in 1919, another respected astronomer, Arthur Eddington, observed the deflection of stars by the gravity of the Sun during a solar eclipse. Here’s the story of that famous experiment.

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