As per tradition, King Charles tapped May on the shoulder with a sword during the investiture
Per Wikipedia we can see that Brian May has several accolades; he was a graduate student in Astronomy, became a famous rock guitar player with Queen, then finished his thesis, worked with NASA for public outreach (cd. music video New Horizons) to name a few, and of course most importantly (humor) has been featured here in Astronomy Stack Exchange.
- Why is there free magnesium in the ecliptic (if there is) and why would some be orbiting within the ecliptic plane but retrograde? 1
- this answer to What direct or indirect observations of dust can one make by eye or with binoculars?
In the above two posts (and a few in Space Exploration SE) I've referred to May with a "(CBE)" after his name, a bit like I refer to Sir Martin Polyakov and his videos in Chemistry SE
Recently May has officially graduated to "Sir Brian", cf. BBC's March 15, 2023 Brian May knighted by King at Buckingham Palace
If I were to update my posts, what would be the best way to properly refer to him? Perhaps:
- Sir Brian May
- Brian May (OBE)
- Dr. Sir Brian
- something else
1 Brian May and coelostat for capturing zodiacal light for spectral analysis: