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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in 1994
Below; Britain's first astronaut; I have met Helen Sharman on several occasions at Schools, Colleges and Observatories.
Dr Patrick Moore in 1995
Cosmonaut Alexandr Serebrov; 1997
Professor Stephen Hawking; 2005
Over the years of operating The Astronomy Roadshow, I have been honoured to meet a few celebrities. All these have entered the dome and seen a presentation, not just met.. that's easy; just turn up at an autograph signing event.
Matt Irvin; BBC Dr Who Special Effects; 1996
R2D2 from Star Wars; 2011
Patrick answered the public's questions at the end of my talk; I was very honoured.
I was once asked by a child 'Are you famous?'
I replied 'Do you recognise me?'
She said 'No!'
I said 'Obviously not then!'