I recently found out that my local community college has a planetarium that does free shows for the public, which lead me to find out that they have a astronomy department. Try looking up the community colleges and universities in your area to see if they offer these programs. Most of the folks I have encountered have been very passionate in their fields and would be happy to speak to someone about it.
Courtney recommends the following next steps:
- Research if the higher education establishments have an astronomy department and reach out to the professors.