Not a good subject for me.
I was working for a company for 10 years and they allowed us to pick an employee recognition reward as a gift. I picked a pretty nice telescope (probably around $500) and was able to do some major star gazing.
When my now 7 year old was a toddler he knocked the telescope over dented the tube and broke the mirrors. My wife has suggested seeing how much to have it fixed but it probably is worthless. It is still sitting around (I haven't had the heart to pitch it yet).
"The farther we go, the more the ultimate explanation recedes from us, and all we have left is faith."