My name is Tina Andeson and I am from a small town near San Antonio, Texas USA. I have two children and I teach Spec. Ed. at the local high school. I have recently returned to college for a second degree. I needed an elective and took intro to astonomy. My star watching had its humble beginnings in the early seventies sitting in the back of a pick-up picking out constellations from a 10 yr old encyclopedia. Thirty years later I finally get to look through the telescope at the Scobee Planetarium, in San Antonio, and see Saturn in all its glory. WOW! I am a Trekkie and spend my spare time reading Sci-fi books.
If you can take an introductory astonomy class, do it. I took my class via the internet. Check your community colleges in your area. It is great.