Below are links about amateur astronomy, a hobby of mine.
Mike Durkin's Astronomy Log: A record
Amateur Observers' Society of New York: A local astronomy club that I am a member of. They are mainly located in Long Island, NY.
Miscellaneous Astronomy Links
Upcoming sky conditions in Robert Moses State Park
Astrophotography 101: How to Take Stellar Pictures: An article at space.com about astrophotgraphy where I'm quoted.