Definition of Sir William Huggins

1. Noun. English astronomer who pioneered spectroscopic analysis in astronomy and who discovered the red shift (1824-1910).

Exact synonyms: Huggins
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist



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Literary usage of Sir William Huggins

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1. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1910)
"Publications of Sir William Huggins' Observatory, vol. I. London : Wesley, 1899. 2. The Scientific Papers of Sir William Huggins, KCB, OM Edited by Sir ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The adoption, by Sir William Huggins in 1876, of gelatine or dry plates in celestial ... Again by Sir William Huggins, the spectrum of the Orion nebula was ..."

3. Astronomers of To-day and Their Work by Hector Macpherson (1905)
"Sir Wlliam AMONG the greatest of living astronomers, the name of Sir William Huggins holds a conspicuous place. We may look upon him as — independently of ..."

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