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Astronomy - Astronomy, Observations and Techniques | A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud

A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud

May, Brian

Jointly published with Canopus Publishing Ltd, Bristol, UK

2007, XXII, 215 p. 79 illus., 54 illus. in color.

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  • Written by Brian May, guitarist of the legendary rock band, Queen

The Zodiacal Light, that misty diffuse cone of light seen in the West after Sunset and the East before Sunrise, is a beautiful and intriguing phenomenon. Even though everyone can enjoy the sight from a suitably dark location, it is poorly understood, and has been the subject of relatively little research. Brian May began his research into the subject in 1970, and was finally awarded his PhD in 2007, after a hiatus of more than 30 years pursuing his other career as guitarist with his rock band Queen. This book is Brian’s thesis, and as such presents the results of his research for astronomers.


Content Level » Research

Keywords » Brian May PhD - Brian May thesis - Brian May's research - Canopus - El Teide observations - Imperial College London - Solar System - Zodiacal Dust Cloud - dust in solar system - musician scientist - solar - stellar - zodiacal light book - zodiacal light explained

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Geophysics & Geodesy - Popular Astronomy

Table of contents 

Preparations and experimental details 1971–1974.- Reduction of the data.- Interpretation of results in terms of physical models.- Current developments and future plans.

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