As a sci-fi writer - and as someone who believed as a kid that I was from another planet - I am of course fascinated by the sky at night. Probably the only downside I can think of to living in Berlin is the fact that the ambient city light means you can never get a good rich view of the night sky.
A small compensation for this is a number of websites I've found.
Recently, Google have just set up STELLARIUM which I downloaded as soon as I read about it. It's a wonderful site.
For news on astronomy, this magazine is very extensive.
But of course if you want to know what life IS REALLY LIKE OUT THERE, then this is the site to go to.