For myself it was, 3 years ago in winter, when looking up at night I saw what I thought was the Little Dipper. I asked my dad to confirm and he told me what I saw was in fact the Pleiades Cluster (pretty embarrassing now). He had an old pair of binoculars at his house so I decided to take a closer look and the bright jewels within M45 were enough to spark complete awe in my soul.
From there I did the natural thing for someone my age and started youtubing the ever living crap out of astronomy and telescopes. One of the videos being, from a guy named Trevor in Canada, about the AD8 dobsonian telescope. Did a little more research and decided to start out with the AD10 and the rest is history.
I am curious as to what your stories are! A defining moment or perhaps it was just a part of your upbringing?
Edited by chrisgt, 13 January 2020 - 10:55 PM.