Depending on what you regard to be a real science, astronomy might be the oldest science that is known – for milleniums people have been looking up to the sky and trying to make sense of it. In newer times big accomplishments have been made and today we know a lot about the stars and planets. The rising speed of technological progress in the last decades and the computing power in the hand of the average joe have made astronomy accesible for everyone.
There is a lot knowledge now about different objects and phenomena in the universe (for example Triple Eclipses).
Imagine – it has become a lot easier to learn about astronomy for everyone. You don’t need to be a scientist yourself to have the possibility of watching the stars in close up images. There are a lot of very good software projects and relatively cheap beginners equipment that enable everyone to deepen the knowledge about our universe (e.g. Pictures of stars, space and the universe with Google Sky. Many of tose resources are very affordable and quite a lot software products are even available for free.
But even if you are not interested in the science behind it, there is so much beauty in some of those pictures. The colorful structures and objects seen on those pictures fascinate almost anyone who is confronted with them for the first time. Some of the best pictures can be found here: Pictures of earth from space
Experience the the variety of astronomy, which is both – hobby and science. It can give you the joy of watching pictures almost like art or it can give your brain the task to apply math with all tricks the science supplies.