I saw Io go around Jupiter the other night. That was pretty awesome. You can make out that Jupiter isn't a star with some of the departments store telescopes.
This is an important year as Dr. Chris may have mentioned. 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy. It marks the 400'th anniversary of Galileo's survey of the sky with a telescope. Even some of the cheapy ones will still give you a neat view of the sky. Heck they may be as good as the telescope used by Galileo himself. Ah..just don't look at the sun...didn't work out too well for him:rolleyes008: