Bernard Lyot

Bernard Lyot

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bernard Ferdinand Lyot (27 February 1897 in Paris - 2 April 1952 in Cairo) was a French astronomer. His interest in astronomy started in 1914. He soon acquired a 4-inch (100 mm) telescope and soon upgraded to a 6-inch (150 mm). From graduation in 1918 until 1929, he worked as a demonstrator at the Ecole Polytechnique. He studied engineering, physics, and chemistry at the University of Paris, and from 1920 until his death he worked for the Meudon Observatory. In 1930 he earned the title of Joint Astronomer of the Observatory. After gaining the title, he earned a reputation of being an expert of polarized and monochromatic light. Throughout the 1930s, he labored to perfect the coronagraph, which he invented to observe the corona without having to wait for a solar eclipse.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613577185X
  • 9786135771855