Join Brian May on a three-dimensional journey into space – virtually

In conjunction with the launch of his book, Cosmic Clouds 3-D.

Brian May

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Guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May is inviting fans to join him on a virtual tour – this time, not a Queen tour, but a tour of the very outer reaches of the known universe.

May will be sitting down for a virtual launch event for his book, Cosmic Clouds 3-D, which presents photos of nebulae in three dimensions thanks to a stereoscopic viewer. He’ll be joining Astronomy magazine’s editor David J Eicher and astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio, his co-creators of Cosmic Clouds 3-D, for what will be a fascinating discussion chaired by Science Museum Keeper of Collections Alison Boyle. The discussion will be accompanied by mesmerising imagery, which can be appreciated in 2-D, or in 3-D for those with a stereoscopic viewer.

Brian May's Cosmic Cloud 3-D
Image: London Stereoscopic Company

The panel will explore how the universe creates stars from recycled gas and how our solar system will end as a glowing planetary nebula. You’ll see some of the incredible photography from Cosmic Clouds 3-D, peering into the nebulae, the cosmic clouds inhabited by infant suns.

The event is free, and will take place on 23 September over here on YouTube.

Brian May says of the book: “The stereoscopic pairs in this book are revolutionary. It has often been said that a picture is worth 1,000 words. If this is true, a stereoscopic picture must be worth at least 100,000!”

Found out more over at sciencemuseum.org.uk.

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