Final warning on Brian May’s Queen “One Vision” Contest!

Posted by David Eicher
on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The contest we have been running along with the story on Brian May’s astronomical stereo photos in the January 2012 issue is almost over! Read the story and check out the Queen song “39” by Brian in order to enter our contest, which ends December 31! You may win a set of stereo astro cards and a stereo viewer autographed by Brian!

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Be sure to check out Brian’s London Stereoscopic Company website ( for info on how to order these cards and for information about stereoscopic viewing.

• Bone up on your Queen knowledge for a chance to win autographed items from Brian May
• “One Vision” contest opens November 28 and runs through December 31
• Read the story “Brian May’s world of stereo astro pictures” in the January 2012 Astronomy
• Watch Editor Dave Eicher’s all-time top Queen songs (online subscriber extra)
• And don’t miss May’s story about space exploration in the February 2012 Astronomy

Many of you undoubtedly know the name Brian May quite well — the legendary guitarist, singer, and composer who dazzled the world in the rock group Queen with such hits as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Tie Your Mother Down,” and “We Will Rock You.” But he’s more than a musician. May studied astrophysics in school before Queen took off, and some 35 years later he went back to Imperial College in London, England, to finish his Ph.D., analyzing dust in the plane of the solar system.

Just recently, May’s London Stereoscopic Company produced its first set of astronomy-themed stereo cards, and it’s with this new combination of stereoscopy and astronomy that May joins Astronomy’s Editorial Advisory Board. To celebrate, the magazine is bringing you “One Vision” month, with news and notes from May, including “Brian May’s world of stereo astro pictures” in the January 2012 issue of Astronomy and “What are we doing in space?” in the February 2012 issue. Subscribers can also watch Editor David J. Eicher’s all-time top Queen songs online.

But to culminate “One Vision” month, May is giving away two signed OWL Stereoscopes from his London Stereoscopic Company. Each viewer comes with Astro Series 1 of the company’s OWL 3-D Stereo Cards, which offer 12 stunning views of astronomical subjects in three dimensions from the Moon and Sun to Phobos, Mars, the Gran Telescopio Canarias, and even Buzz Aldrin on the Moon.

To win, entrants must submit a 250–500 word essay responding to the following question: In the Queen song “39,” from the 1975 album A Night at the Opera, the song’s protagonist goes through a great terror in his interstellar journey; when he returns home, what does he find? (You can find the lyrics and listen to the song’s chorus at the official Queen website.) Submissions must be postmarked or emailed by December 31, 2011. Emailed essays should be an attachment with the subject “Brian May One Vision contest.” All entries must include the writer's name and address. Brian May and the Astronomy staff will judge the entries. The winner will be announced at on January 9, 2012.

Mailing address:
 Astronomy magazine
, Attn: Brian May “One Vision” contest
, P.O. Box 1612
, Waukesha, WI 53187-1612. Email your entry to:

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