If you want to freak out, in a good way, try messing around with astrophotography. It’s science magic.
We attached my camera to the telescope, pointed it at a specific star in the Big Dipper (Ursa Major) and opened the shutter for three minutes. Voilà! When the camera was done, we had this. The Whirlpool Galaxy. And I did a little happy dance in the back yard.
This is out there. In the sky. And thanks to technology I can see what Galileo dreamed about, and understood far better than I ever might.