Via WorldChanging comes this link to an internet-connected optical telescope. You can rent some time on this, and via your computer see the images that get captured. Entering astronomical features by name will have this telescope aim straight toward them. If you are an amateur astronomer, this is really some spiffy stuff. For $40, you can rent an hour and the prices get cheaper per hour as you buy longer blocks of time. Spiffy, no? Do some astronomical viewing without having to schelp yourself out to the middle of nowhere.