One of my earliest memories as a child was of one of the first manned landings on the moon. I remember waking up in the night and walking into the living room where my parents watched the landing on TV. I was 3 or 4 years old. I guess that was the start of a lifelong interest in astronomy, space and science in general.
I'm a member of the Norwegian Astronomical Society and have a small telescope that I use when I have the time.