There seems to be a renewed interest of late in the great beyond that is space. After the Red Bull Space Jump and the retirement of space shuttle Endeavor, space is kind of cool again.
The easiest way to get in on the astronomy action at home is to check out the starry skies with a telescope. Living in Los Angeles, I sometimes forget that the stars even exist. Their glow gets blocked by tons of smog and spray-tan dust, but a telescope helps remind me that they're still up there.
And you better dust yours off soon, because the Taurid meteor shower is peaking in the coming days, from November... more