I remember the first time I saw the moon through a telescope. It was one of the most awe-inspiring moments of my life. You read in textbooks about the cosmos. But I vividly recall the first time I actually SAW the moon, close up, with all the detail. To see the contour of the craters etched out by the blackness of space with YOUR OWN EYES. To see it more than just a ball in the sky, but with real features like you are looking at a land mass, it was amazing.
How about you?