Have you ever wondered about the impact that you may have as an amateur astronomer? How much can amateur and professional astronomers gain from each other? Can amateur astronomers impact research?

Please listen below to a short audio piece by Lucie Affronti and Neasa Cumiskey; two Postgraduate Media students at Queen’s University Belfast. They interview both amateur and professional astronomers (including AOP’s own Dr. Gavin Ramsay!) about all things astronomy, The Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society, The Irish Astronomical Society and the importance of encouraging an interest in STEM from a young age.

Dr. Gavin Ramsay outside Armagh Observatory. Photo Credit: IT

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