Taking a selfie with renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson was just part of Lewis’ wish experience. The 16-year-old from Arizona met with Dr. Tyson prior to the scientist’s lecture to an audience in Utah.
Lewis is very interested in science and grew up watching Dr. Tyson on television. Lewis’ father and mother accompanied the teen on his wish.
Following his wish, Lewis reflected on the creative minds in science who make discoveries by looking at nature in different ways. He cited the work of Dr. Tyson, as well as Carl Sagan and Richard Feynman. “I can only wish for myself to rise to such intelligence one day,” he said.