Between the naked eye and the beginner telescope lie astronomy binoculars. Meade binoculars have many benefits that make them an appealing buy for fledgling stargazers: low cost, portability, ease of use, greater scanning freedom, and elimination of technical complications. Oh, and one more thing: the magnification and image quality are truly stunning.
The Meade 9x63 Astronomy Binoculars will give you big, bright, bold views of the heavens. The 63mm achromatic objective lenses are ideal for wide-eyed marveling, and the long eye relief - 21.5mm - is a big plus for glasses wearers. Planets, galaxies, and more will be visible thanks to 9x magnification. But remember, Meade binoculars aren't just for astronomy: they're also designed for long-distance terrestrial viewing of mountains, wildlife, and birds.
If you plan to regularly use your Meade astronomy binocular set at high magnification, consider adding a tripod to your purchase for steadier prolonged scanning. Or you could always just lie on your back and count the stars.