Dear Dr. Tyson,
Last week, I had the incredible honor of taking my son up to Richmond to see a rockstar–you. Ever since that first episode of Cosmos, Ronnie has been all about anything bearing the Neil deGrasse Tyson name. So, to see you in person from just a few rows back in the theater, he was especially elated at the opportunity (and so was I!).
We laughed and laughed and laughed the whole way through your “lecture” about science in the movies. Ronnie is only 9, so he was only familiar with one of the movies you discussed–Frozen, with it’s geometric fractals. It didn’t matter though; Ronnie walked away from the event begging to watch The Martian and we discussed The Drake Equation on the ride home. And the fact that you navigated the stage in your socks and did a moon walk at one point–those touches just made it so much more special for him….