Several telescopes around the world may be accessed from your own home using the internet and a computer. This allows for creating your own images of all kind of objects like planets, our own sun, galaxies etc. with little or no costs. Many (free) educational programs are also available at those websites.
The following article at the "www.telescopeguide.org" web site reviews some of those websites.
A 3 minute introduction to Las Cumbres Observatory
A 1 minute introduction to Astronomy with an online telescope in Tenerife
A 5 minute introduction to Slooh
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