‘Friend to the stars’ (haha, get it? nudge-nudge)


General Culture

In my loose series of scientists who decided to do something else, I give you Brian May, famous for playing the guitar for the rock band “Queen” and not quite so famous for almost getting his Ph.D. in astronomy. Well, what do you know. So what do you do when you’re an aging rock star? Turns out Brian May co-wrote a book on astronomy, along with British TV astronomer Patrick Moore (or “Sir” as they say over there; turns out if you do anything in England long enough - provided it’s not utterly menial - they’ll make you a “Sir”).