Eddington, Sir Arthur Stanley (1882--1944), a British astronomer. As chief assistant at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1906--13, he began his studies of the motion, internal structure, and evolution of stars. He was appointed professor of astronomy at Cambridge University in 1913. Eddington achieved scientific fame for his interpretations of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. He was a member of the team whose observations of a total solar eclipse in 1919 verified Einstein's thesis that light rays are bent near the sun.
He is famous for a phrase he never said, for wearing turtlenecks and for hosting the original 'Cosmos' TV series. As enthusiastic about the stars as he was about marijuana, Carl Sagan led a very surprising life. Here are 10 cool facts.
The man immortalized on the left was behind the three laws of motion and the universal law of gravitation. He was also competitive, temperamental and fascinated with alchemy. How well do you know Newton?