Solar Flars?      My point is that astronomy is a very interesting subject.  Even if I only stay on the computer.  The sun is very active these days and makes an observer very keen about astronomy in general.  I like space weather, and looking on various sites throughout the Internet.  I have a good grasp of the fundamentals and like to go to a star party as much as the next person.  I tend to do naked eye astronomy when I am out at night, and I do have some binoculars.  I like to read and look at my star maps.  I tend to check my moon and constelations everyday.  Mostly I surf the net about this subject.  Discovery is the best way to learn!