We celebrate the guitar maestro finally completing his astronomy thesis today

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Brian May is today (Augut 23) sitting his final aural exam, the Viva, to complete his theses “Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud”- finally completing his Phd 36 years after he started it.

The guitarist and co-leader of rock legends Queen, stopped working on his theses when rock ‘n’ roll took over back in the early 70s.

The result is due this afternoon just after 5pm, after which Brian May intends on going out drinking.

From Brian May’s online blog:

“The next thing I will do is call my dear friend Patrick [Moore], and then give our Phil Symes a statement, and then I will be drinking!! The Department have offered to give me a celebration beverage, so hopefully there will something to celebrate. Right now, I’m reading my thesis one more time, so it’s fresh in my mind, and, like the “Roof” thing, the rest is out of my control. It’s one of those times, to relinquish control to the Higher Power. I hope my Higher Power will smile upon my efforts. But in any case, I sure have good friends … thanks, all.”

Check out this video compilation of Queen highlights, Brian’s ‘We Will Rock You’:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCFv89XTsSo

This story got us going with the puns combining May’s astronomy with Queen titles, can you do better?

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Sun-body to love

White Dwarf (As It Began)

Seven Seas of Aurorae

We Will Hale -Bopp You

Gamma to fall

Bohelial-moon rhapsody

Albums:

A Night At The Observatory

News of the Worlds