ECLIPSE 1919 - AN ILLUSTRATED TALK BY DR ROBIN CATCHPOLE
  • Frossard Theatre
    Candie Gardens
    St Peter Port
    Guernsey
    GY1 1UG
  • Thursday 17th October 7:30pm until 9:30pm
An illustrated talk by Dr Robin Catchpole, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

In the age of GPS, Einstein's theories of Relativity lie at the heart of our everyday lives.

One hundred years ago in early 1919 almost no-one had heard of Einstein. By the end of the year he was famous. At the Solar eclipse in 1919, one of the predictions of his General Relativity theory was put to the test and found to be correct.

In this talk, after a bried introduction to Relativity, we will see how this was done by two expeditions sent to observe the eclipse from Africa and South America, and the pivotal role played by Sir Arthur Eddington.

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