How did you get interested in Astronomy?
I grew up in Ardglass, a small fishing village in County Down, Northern Ireland. The clear night skies made it perfect for star- gazing – this coupled with my love of sci-fi sparked my interest in astronomy.
However after leaving school I became a truck driver, and although I enjoyed it, I knew it was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
When I finally decided to enroll at Queen's University in Belfast to study astronomy, I kept up my truck driving to fund my studies.
It was during my time at Queen's I became interested in the Sun, particularly in solar flares.