When I was 13 or 14 my school sent us on an astronomy camp near Port Augusta, South Australia. Seeing the rings of Saturn through a telescope for the first time was a huge thrill, but what I remember most is simply the skies at night. The camp was timed near the new moon, so the moon set early and after that: darkness. But looking up, so many stars! If you've lived in the city all your life you won't believe how many you can see just with your naked eyes.