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Brian May, David J Eicher and J-P Metsävainio: Cosmic Clouds 3-D

Join us, wherever you are in the world, for a virtual event to coincide with the release of Cosmic Clouds 3-D, the first ever book to present photographs of nebulae in 3-D, in a journey spanning the birth, death and recycling of stars.

Legendary Queen guitarist, astrophysicist and founder of The London Stereoscopic Company Brian May joins 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. 

Together, 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.

Budding astrophotographers will have the chance to take some tips from J-P Metsävainio, whose 3-D images are works of art as much as much as they are works of science. You’ll also have the chance to put your own questions to the speakers on the night.

The event is free to join on YouTube Live by following this link

Cosmic Clouds 3-D is published by London Sterescopic Company on Wednesday 23 September 2020.