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The eclipse that changed our vision of the universe

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Eduard Masana, ICCUB
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Article of the astronomy section of the newspaper El Periódico "Diari Astronòmic", by Eduard Masana and Salvador Ribas. 

It talks about the solar eclipse happened in 1919 witch verifies the relativity theory of Einstein published in 1916.


About the author

Eduard Masana is an astronomer and researcher of the Gaia group at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona and a member of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia. In recent years, he has developed the Gaia GASS simulator and his research is focused on determining stellar physical parameters from photometric data. Masana also participates in several outreach activities, giving talks to the general públic and organizing astronomical observations. He is the creator of the Eclipse 2.0 application for calculating eclipses and planetary transits. His outreach activity places a particular emphasis on Gaia, with the aim of making the mission known to the general public, students or astronomy fans. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Gaiaverse outreach portal.

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