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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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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).