William Huggins

Sir William Huggins. Portrait: John Collier.Sir William Huggins (1824 -1910) was well known as both an openly confessed Christian and a bril­liant astronomer. He was the first to demonstrate from spectral studies that stars were comprised mostly of hydrogen, along with smaller amounts of the same ele­ments existing on Earth. He was also the first to identify the Doppler effect in astronomy, leading to the idea of the expanding universe. He was a President of the Royal Society.

Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.

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