Letters: VIVA


Sue Keating wrote:

Dear Mr May,

on behalf of the members of the Leeds Astronomical Society, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on completing your PhD and to wish you well for the viva.

I was privileged to see you at the European Astrofest earlier this year, which in my younger days I could only dream of! The involvement of notable celebrities such as yourself is raising the profile of astronomy and are helping to sweep away the popular image that astronomers are slightly odd characters!

Wishing you all the very best and clear skies,

kind regards
Sue Keating
President of the Leeds Astronomical Society.

Brian replied:

Thank Sue ! That’s most kind. But we ARE all slightly odd, aren’t we ? !!! ha ha!

Well …. ta! I am now a doctor, I guess !

I still have a little polishing work to do, but basically they awarded me the PhD … hoorah !

Clear skies to you too, and Happy Days !