I celebrated by purchasing two Galileoscopes for my boys. They come in a kit, are easy to assemble and last night I managed to snap a pic through the telescope - not a great image but I was just holding the camera behind the lens - so not a bad one either!
The kit - as it appears when you open the box.
Here you can see the two halves of the telescope barrel - the lens is safely tucked in the lens-shade in the centre of the box.
The completed instrument - the Junior Grendels abandoned me long before we reached this point but did want to run outside as soon as they could to try it out - still 4 more hours till sundown kids. . .
I really want to try taking some better photographs with a camera fixed to the telescope, but I have to figure out how to do that first! For now I just have to hold the camera very very still behind the lens and hope for the best.