“I bask in the majesty of the cosmos”. Neil deGrasse Tyson, world-renowned astrophysicist, discusses what led him to his career. He remembers: “I didn’t accidentally land at the Bronx High School of Science. I wanted to become an astrophysicist, not because i chose it. In a way, the universe chose me”. DeGrasse Tyson knew that he wanted to become an astrophysicist after his first visit to the Hayden Planetarium – which he now directs – at age 9. In discussing why he loves his field, deGrasse Tyson says: “It is quite literally true that we are stardust. In the highest exalted way one can use that phrase”.