Sir 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. RETURN TO LIST OF DECEASED INDUCTEES.

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