Looks Great Jeff, keep at it.
I started off doing Star Trails, camera on my tripod, bundled up in a lawn chair, and manually releasing the shutter...
Not long after I got my first Intervalometer. Now I have a wireless one for that kind of sky shooting.
But.... there's always a but, it lead me to wandering about Orion. And one night I finally found The Great Orion Nebula in my spotting scope. It was still tiny at 60x, but I could see it!
Then I spent a month debating with myself if I wanted to venture into trying to image 'Space Stuff', then another 3 making 'wish lists' on three different vendor sites.
Finally, I pulled the trigger on one, and spent the last 2 years figuring the stuff out.
So, watch out. It can suck you in.
But it only takes the equipment. No licenses, no traveling (unless you want to of course), and no annual dues. It takes barrels of patience, but returns wonderful rewards
Star Trails also go me interested in time lapse overnight runs. Which gives you a lot of fun things to do after a night of a gazillion images. (Well, in my case, about 3,000...)
Then, if you want to, edit out the airplanes. Or leave then in for interest.
But it can be a blast!