Like Neil deGrasse Tyson, my love of astronomy and space started when I was in 3rd or 4th grade when my parents took me to the Hayden Planetarium in Manhattan. There was a "black light" mural depicting the surface of the moon that just mystified and excited me. I wanted to go there. The planetarium show (with the old Zeiss projector) just blew me away. The fascination never left me. Now I have a few telescopes of my own and belong to the local astronomy club as well as the Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers.
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