29/05/1919 Solar eclipse proves general relativity
How did an Eclipse prove the Theory of Relativity?
Experimentalist Vs. Theorist on Einstein's General Theory of Relativity
the experiment that made Einstein a superstar
Two separate expeditions travelled to Brazil and off the west coast of Africa to observe solar eclipse. Both made measurements of the position of stars visible close to the Sun. These observations showed that the light of stars was bent as it passed through the gravitational field of the star, just as Einstein predicted.