Although best known to the world as the lead guitarist of supergroup Queen, Brian May has a PhD in astrophysics. He uses his remarkable communication skills to share his enthusiasm for astronomy with the world.
The late Sir Patrick Moore was the world's best-loved astronomer, author of more than 100 books, and presenter of the world's longest-running TV program, BBC's The Sky at Night. He was also a renowned musician, with a multitude of compositions to his name, including a march especially commissioned from him by the Royal Marines. Sir Patrick died on December 9, 2012.
Chris Lintott is best known as the copresenter, with Patrick, of The Sky at Night. He received a degree in Physics from Cambridge, then earned his PhD in Astrophysics at University College London. He is now doing further research at Oxford.