Delighted and honoured that my images of the recent partial lunar eclipse feature on the cover of the Irish Astronomical Society’s quarterly journal! I have long been a reader of the Society’s Journal and now to be featured on the front cover is really a thrill. I am involved in astronomy because I simply love the subject. I get lost in the wonder of it all. The people I meet and the places I go to are a joy to experience. I spend a lot of my time and resources on my passion and even though you don’t expect anything in return apart from the pleasure it gives you, I must admit, the ego gets a lift when something like this happens!!