So like me, it seems like a lot of us don't have real-life friends whom we can talk to about this subject. I've only been digging into astronomy for a couple of months, but I've always been very science-minded person, and I'm a total nerd so it wouldn't matter what the subject is...it's difficult to keep people engaged or interested in discussing it. This is one reason I just joined this forum. I've also recently joined my local astronomical society, and I've met a few people there already that have very similar interests to me (one guy is almost me exactly...), as well as having the same problems of their personalities being just different enough that it's difficult to fit-in a lot of places. I was there two nights ago for a public viewing night we were having, and it was the best I'd felt in a long time. A very wide-range of people, different ages and backgrounds, all having something to engage in and discuss. Introverts, extroverts, nobody cared - we were all there to enjoy. I will definitely suggest finding a local astronomy club or society.
Hello! I'm new to the astronomy world. It's been a passing interest of mine for a long time. A couple of months ago I binge watched the new Cosmos series on Netflix, and I've been going full-steam-ahead with astronomy ever since! Within the past two weeks, I've visited an observatory twice, joined my local astronomical society, and last night spent three hours with a new pair binocs craning my neck towards the skies. Absolutely amazing! I figured its' time to hop on the forums, as I'm starting to dig deeper into the science of astronomy, as well as the tools utilized, and I need some education! Everybody have a good one!