Astronomy Magazine stereo card winning Queen essays

Comet Ison
Comet Ison

6 December 2013


Over the past month, we’ve run ahugely successful contest in which readers of the magazine could enter to win one of five autographed sets of astronomical stereo cards, along with an OWL stereo viewer, signed by Queen guitarist, Ph.D. astrophysicist, and Astronomy magazine Editorial Advisory Board member Brian May.

We asked readers to write a 200-word essay on their favorite Queen song, establishing what it means to them and why. We received quite a few great entries, and the judging was tough. There were plenty of calls for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions,” and “Killer Queen.” In the end, though, I chose some essays that mostly steered clear of the biggest hits, as that’s where some of the most intriguing comments lay.