Queen Guitarist to Receive Astrophysics Doctorate

Just a quick post, since I want to get up early to watch the total lunar eclipse

I’m always pleased to see celebrities promoting science or education or pursuing higher education themselves. (I previously discussed actor Terrence Howard’s interest in obtaining a physics doctorate.) Brian May (wp), lead guitarist for the popular rock band Queen (wp), recently submitted his doctoral thesis in astrophysics. Title “Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud” and 48,000 words long, it should earn him his Ph.D. in May. See SPACE.com‘s article for more.