They just don't know it.
We brought out the telescope last night & again tonight. Oldest ds aimed it @ a very bright star & realized, as he looked through the lens that it was Jupiter because we could see it's four largest moons. You couldn't see that w/ the naked eye though.
He suspected it was a planet once he saw the moons, then I went inside & googled real quick & found it must be Jupiter. Coolio!
He and I both saw meteors pass by as we looked through the lens, that we would not have seen other wise. So amazing. The 'heavens' are definately so wondrous to observe.
I am hoping we can go camping this season & we will be sure to bring our telescope w/ us. We cna usually see a sky full of stars & satellites when we are camping. It would be extra cool if we make it during the annual August Perseids Meteor shower.
You can see much more in the night sky even if you just have a pair of inexpensive binoculars.