After graduating from TCD in Experimental Physics just over three decades ago(!), I have pursued a career in observational astrophysics with the help of a number of high-tech telescopes on ground and in space. In my talk I will concentrate on space-based instruments ranging from the small (<1m diameter) to the large (multi-meter) and will take you on an international journey to the USA and back, covering work in research institutes and with ESA & NASA. I will conclude with a review of future prospects for you and me in astrophysics beyond the solar system.”
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Photographs courtesy of Yvonne Ryan.