Speaking of contentment. Do that. It's great. Clear your mind on a clear night. Check out some awesome stars. Listen to some music you love. You don't have to know anything about the sky, just stare at it and don't even think about anything, but think about everything.
It's a real shame that there is a parking lot with lights on until 12am right next to my house. All of the really interesting stuff is to the north, and that's precisely where the parking lot is relative to my yard, not to mention that there is a highway with lots of development along it that causes some nice light pollution. To the south is pretty dark, but the lights in the parking lot make seeing with the naked eye hard, and the light reflects off my binocular lenses. To the west is the center of town, so lots of light. The west is relatively free save for a few trees, and I can see some cool stuff there.
let's talk about astronomy! web sites, star charts / maps, equipment, etc...what do you got??