Much of the purpose for promoting good lighting standards is to preserve the night sky for aesthetic reasons as well as scientific research. Astronomy appeals to both or sense of art and beauty and our scientific curiousity, and best of all, it's free. Objects of interest pass overhead every night and special events like eclipses occur often.

Local Events/Clubs:
Temecula Valley Astronomers
Palomar Observatory
Palomar Skies blog
Explore the Stars

Sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset calculator

Below, I've started to collect all my astronomy photos in one place: