Nerd Valhalla

All of this month I'll be fulfilling a lifelong dream of mine and working in the planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.   The sensation that you feel when you have to pass African elephants, stegosaurus fossils, and Egyptian artifacts - just to get to work - is indescribable.  I'm not sure what is a better perk to this job. The fact that I have access to the museum before and after closing hours, or that I get to see a planetarium show every single day. It's not much of a contest, because either way I win!

I have no idea what I might ask Neil deGrasse Tyson if I see him in the hallways.  But I think that man deserves a high-five, and I'd be more than happy to give it to him.


Dan Short

Freelance VFX artist / VFX Supervisor / Compositor