I was at Space Camp (well, Space Academy Level II, to be exact) the first time I viewed Jupiter through a telescope. It was 15 years ago now, but I remember it clearly; the overwhelming sense of wonder at seeing something so far away, in such detail, with my naked eye (looking through the eyepiece, of course.) I could see the cloud bands, and the spot, and two or three of the moons — it was just marvelous. It’s hard to believe something like Jupiter is real, having only seen it in photographs in books and on computer screens. Maybe that seems childish, but really, there’s nothing quite like seeing a celestial object “in person” of sorts, watching the moons move, telling yourself that it’s real time… that it’s real.