I very much enjoy the silence and beauty of the night. Being alone with myself and the voices of the night at places which are normally overrun during the day, is an experience that is quite liberating, and has become one of my favourite ways to break the routine of daily life.
In the last few years, DSLR cameras have taken the world of astrophotography by storm. It is now easier to photograph the stars than ever before. Basically, all you need to take pictures of the night sky is a decent camera and a tripod.