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JULY 2015

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**Thu 30 Jul 15**
QUEEN GUITARIST BRIAN MAY IS NOW A NEW HORIZONS COLLABORATOR
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As reported in:

SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE
29 Jul 2015 by Danny Lewis

As new images were transmitted from Pluto, the rock-star-turned-astrophysicist rubbed shoulders with his heroes.

As historic data from Pluto rolled in from NASA’s New Horizons probe earlier this month, the team had some help examining the data from a new scientific collaborator: Queen guitarist Brian May.

May might be best known for the guitar riffs in songs like Bohemian Rhapsody, Fat Bottomed Girls and We Will Rock You, but he is more than just a world-famous rock star: he’s also an astrophysicist. Back in 1974, May was enrolled in in a PhD program at Imperial College in London studying light reflected off of dust in the solar system. But he was also in a little band called Queen, which was becoming an international sensation at the same time. May put his studies on hold, but finally completed his thesis in 2007 — 36 years after he became a star.

A few weeks ago, as New Horizons passed by the planet Pluto, May stood by alongside the NASA team helping to sort and interpret new data as it was transmitted, according to NASA. In a post on his blog, May wrote that “the Gods of the Underworld must have been with me, because I was there when the first...full-planet picture was downloaded from the probe.”

In addition to sifting through some of the images and information gleaned from New Horizons, May compiled the first high-quality stereo image of Pluto. Single-lens cameras produce images that look as if you just covered up one of your eyes, but a stereo photograph can appear to be three-dimensional with the help of a stereoscope. On his blog, May writes that he has long been a fan of making stereo images, and was excited for the chance to work with the new Pluto photographs as they arrived on Earth.

“Of course the New Horizons guys were already doing serious science on this image as it arrived,” May wrote. (MORE HERE) “But I was able to assemble the two images to make the most satisfying stereo view I can ever remember making.”

Brian recognised at NASA bfiefing

Astrophysicist Dr. Brian May is recognized during a July 17, 2015 New Horizons science briefing at NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. May spent a long birthday weekend with the science team, attending two morning science plenaries, a meeting with the Student Dust Counter group, and working on stereo images of Pluto with the Geology, Geophysics and Imaging (GGI) team. (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

Even rock stars can get giddy when they get to meet their heroes backstage.

New Horizons: Congratulations from Brian May - https://youtu.be/dWr29KIs2Ns

h/t DNA India

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**Thu 30 Jul 15**
ASTEROID DAY SCIENCE PANEL, LONDON
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On Asteroid Day (June 30th, 2015) the Science Museum in London hosted the premiere of the feature film 51º NORTH which was followed by a Science Panel featuring: Sir Crispin Tickell, Debbie Lewis, Prof Richard Crowther, Lord Martin Rees, Dr. Stuart Clark, Dr. Brian May, Prof Alan Fitzsimmons, Dr. Lewis Dartnell and Grigorij Richters.

Video just released:

Asteroid Day science panel at Science Museum in London
- https://youtu.be/9HTLdayUJ9U

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Science Panel

Science Panel info

Science panel seated

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Asteroid Day Gallery

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**Wed 29 Jul 15**
BRIAN MAY & ELENA VIDAL "OFF RAMP" JULY 2010
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Brian May & Elena Vidal "Off Ramp" with John Rabe 89.3 KPCC 26 July 2010 (Broadcast 31 July)
- https://youtu.be/zYpC2H8TU_k

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**Wed 29 Jul 15**
BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS ON "WEEKEND WOGAN" THIS SUNDAY
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Sir Terry Wogan

Brian May and Kerry Ellis will be on BBC Radio 2 this coming Sunday morning with Sir Terry, on "Weekend Wogan".

02/08/2015 - 11AM-1PM
Weekend Wogan
ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME
Queen guitarist Brian May and West End star Kerry Ellis join Terry to perform their new single, and `The One and Only' Chesney Hawkes chats about Celebrity MasterChef.

Presenter - Terry Wogan
Guest - Brian May
Guest - Kerry Ellis
Guest - Chesney Hawkes
Producer - Ste Softley

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**Tue 28 Jul 15**
LSC NOW ON INSTAGRAM
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The London Stereoscopic Company now has a presence on Instagram - https://instagram.com/londonstereoscopiccompany/

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