Looking up - 17 January 2020

Dr Kerry Patterson began as a keen undergraduate at the University of Cape Town, coming along to star gazing events with her telescope. That telescope is now with her in Chicago as she is now a fully-fledged astronomer doing a post-doctorate, following up gravitational wave detections with optical observations. This last two days in Cape Town we have enjoyed a celebration of Professor Brian Warner's 80th birthday with a retrospective of his career. Perhaps in 50-odd years' time it will be Kerry's life as an astronomer we celebrate!