I belong to Alachua Astronomy... I have pm'd the OP...
Alachua is very very active, the best in Central Florida.
Super knowledgeable people who will help you. Affiliated with the College Of Central Florida as a courtesy to the club.
Speakers every month who teach Physics and Astronomy at the college. Not to mention the frequent monthly observing opportunities and welcoming dark site Observatories. The web site is up to date. The membership fee is not mandatory, it does not have to be paid up-front and is only about $20. depending on your age to be a participating member.
I remember when I was a real beginner. I questioned everything and everyone. I can't say why I did that, but I did. ... It is a journey that includes a steep learning curve. But I can't think of a better way to learn than to be with people who know more. And they will let you look thru their scopes... all size Dobs, Taks, everything including imaging …
We welcome you... and hope you attend some of our observing opportunities.
Edited by kellyvictoria, 20 August 2019 - 04:58 PM.