We currently have a niece staying over for a few days and entertainer is left up to my daughter...
last night it was clear so i took my scope out. she hovered over me all the way out the door!
"its a telescope..."
"wht are you doing?"
"going outside to look at stuff come and have a look"
"nah, i'll stay in thanks..."
later that night when saturn was at at least 15degrees I moved the scope around the front of the house and she saw me move past the front door...
"what are you doing now?"
"looking at saturn"
she comes out side, her intrest rising...
"oh really? where?"
"just above that tree there" pointing
"no way, thats a star not saturn!!!"
"come look then!"
she looks in the EP then i cant drag her away from it...
she looks at the small glimmering object, then back in the EP again...
"you painted that on the telescope didnt you!!!!"
"no, thats really saturn"
I spend the next 20 mins showing her m42 and explaining what it is, pleiades (sp?), various constellations, eta carinae and some open clusters.
here is our future
she said she has a telescope at home but doesnt know how to use it... think i'll have to pop down and show her one day
doesnt it give you the warm 'n fuzzies showing kids this stuff?
the seeing wasnt even that good, saturn wobbled terribly but it was good enough for her