Andy has been actively involved in astronomy and space for over 37 years becoming interested in astronomy aged 7. He has since travelled the world to promote astronomy give presentations and lectures, visiting and taking groups to observatories as far afield as those in the USA including Hawaii, mainland USA, Australia, and Chile. He has visited several space agencies and their facilities including those at NASA and ESA. And When the Space Shuttle was flying he reported on 2 Shuttle Missions for the BBC & Spaceflight Magazine. He is a STEM Science Ambassador as well as lecturer and consultant.