On our first visit to New Orleans a street vendor had a telescope set up on Decatur Street. He had it focused on Saturn.
For a buck you could take a peek. We both proceeded to put our money into his jar.
Once we saw the rings of saturn, that is all it took to get us hooked.
You can read more about this story by Gary Becker entitled "You can see Saturn's Rings" at the following StarWatch.
Some Astronomical Recipes
Please visit some of our favorite astronomy sites:
ASTRONOMY.ORG - Gary Becker
High Point Scientific - A great place to buy your next telescope
Cherry Springs State Park
Check out some of our pictures from Cherry Springs