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The University Observatory, Glasgow

Nature volume 143, page 730 (29 April 1939) | Download Citation



THE new observatory buildings of the University of Glasgow were formally opened on April 17 by Sir Arthur Eddington in the presence of a representative assembly presided over by the Chancellor of the University, Sir Daniel Stevenson, who was supported by the Principal, Sir Hector Hetherington, and Prof. John Walton, dean of the Faculty of Science. During the proceedings, Sir Arthur Eddington gave an address on “The Expansion of the Universe”, in which he described his recent work, involving relativity and quantum theory, of predicting the actual rate of expansion.

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