At last, at the age of 65, I have purchased a telescope and am anticipating many hours of night time observing. My wife reminded me that I usually crash and burn by 9 p.m. but I have plans to stay up much later, perhaps even 9:30.
I purchased an 8' Dobsonian and it looks great sitting in my living room. Good conversation starter. I must admit though, that I have never peered through a telescope in my life.
I will follow along with the postings of the AAS and hopefully learn a few things, like which end to look through. I have grand plans and may even attend one of your monthly meetings.
Grand Rapids, Minnesota