Venturing out at night, often in lonely dark places, is something you do when you want to shoot the Milky Way. You need to figure out where the Core of the Milky Way is to get an idea of what time of night you need to be there. Or if it’s the Aurora you’re after, you need to know when there’s a magnetic storm. And of course a clear night.
Good equipment helps, but really though, the hard work is getting out there, standing in the freezing cold at 2 or 3 am. Do I wish I’d rather be warm and snug in bed? No. Perhaps later, but while I’m there there’s magic.