I was at the computer tagging on one of the dark maps last week. I overheard my son discussing physics with a friend on the phone after their final exam which was GCSE Physics. I heard my son saying he preferred Astronomy/Astrophysics and that he found it far more fascinating than anything here on earth!
He then came wandering by me, saw my screen and asked what I was looking at. My immediate thought was that he thinks I'm looking at maps of Mars or something; on taking a closer look over my shoulder he says "oh cool, a glacier can you send me a screen print of that, it's so cool"
and he was only just saying outer space was far more interesting than anything we had on earth
Think I'm finally starting to realise where his calling lies....computer coding + astrophysics = Think I'd better start checking out which universities cover both