I've discovered another thing I miss at the city house - meteors! Too much ambient light. At the country house there's very little light. We'd seen some incredible meteor showers just looking out the living room windows.
There's a good meteor shower tonight and tomorrow night. Best time is after midnight, but you should be able to see some any time after dark, anywhere in the world.
Except, of course, where city lights bleach the sky. Like here.