Friday, February 06, 2009

Black Things I Love #4: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tonight the whole family went to the College of Charleston's Observatory open house. Five telescopes were set got to see the Moon, Venus, the Orion Nebula and lots of other cool stars I'm not going to remember. This outing inspires today's black thing I love: astrophysicist extraordinaire Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Every time I see him on television, he makes me start all over again as a physicist (despite my appalling lack of any real mathematical ability). After his last appearance of the Daily Show, for about a week, I harbored great fantasies about inviting him for a guest lecture at the College. I had the dinner all planned out in my head. Then I found out how much his speaking fee is and realized that dinner will remain a fantasy. He's still pretty awesome, though.


Julia said...

I'm not even sure how I arrived at your blog but I'm pretty sure I have a crush on this guy. If you find his number, you should totally give it to me. If we should ever get married, I will invite you to dinner.

Claudia said...

I heard Tyson on NPR this past Friday talking about his new Pluto book. I agree with you - he's awesome. I love hearing the enthusiasm and excitement in his voice!

Lisa said...

I love this guy! I just saw him recently talking about a variety of cosmological ways we could meet our end. Anytime anybody wants to know what happens if you get sucked into a singularity in space, he's the guy to explain it.