June 7, 2013 at 12:17 PM ET
Buzz Aldrin is 83, and his greatest triumph may have been to be the second person to set foot on the Moon. Thomas Dolby is 54, and his greatest triumph may have been to put "She Blinded Me With Science" on the American charts in 1982.
Someone had the brilliant idea to pair them onstage to share a "duet" of Dolby's big hit at the Smithsonian's June 1 "The Future is Here" conference -- and the results may now supersede all their other great achievements.
OK, that's an overstatement. But Aldrin's enthusiastic shouts of "Science!" along with Dolby's electronic wizardry make for some magic moments, so nerdy that they swing all the way around to cool.
Check out the video!