Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer KCB FRS (17 May 1836 16 August 1920) was an English scientist and astronomer. Along with the French scientist Pierre Janssen, he is credited with discovering the gas helium. Lockyer also is remembered for being the founder and first editor of the influential journal Nature.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

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Joseph Norman Lockyer
Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer, c.1897
Born(1836-05-17)17 May 1836
Died16 August 1920(1920-08-16) (aged 84)
Known forDiscovery of helium Founder of Journal, Nature
AwardsRumford Medal (1874)
Janssen Medal (1889)
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy
InstitutionsImperial College London
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