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Queen guitarist completes education

Brian May to get his degree after 30 years

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Queen guitarist Brian May is set to receive his degree, over 30 years after he quit his course to be a rock star.

May was studying astrophysics at Imperial College London in 1970 when he formed the band with Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor.

The guitarist has long-since been interested in astronomy, and even co-wrote a book called ‘Bang! The Complete History of the Universe’ , which came out in 2006.

Now 60 years old, May is in the midst of a thesis entitled ‘Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud’, which is says he will submit to the college imminently.

Part of May’s thesis involved astronomical observations at an observatory in the Canary Islands.

--By our New York staff.
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