I never really wanted to finish my BA because, “What am I going to do now” would take over. I was searching for years for a Masters degree that wouldn’t require a Bachelors degree. I found a MS in Astronomy down in Australia and thought about signing up for the qualification courses that would allow me to do that Masters without a BA. I think the cost has gone up/value of money has gone down, but after I sign off here I will take another look.
If you are interested in Astronomy, subscribe to Astronomy magazine or Sky & Telescope. Buy yourself some binoculars like Celestron 7 x 50 that are able to see the moons of Jupiter! Learn the skies with magazines and binoculars. After you know your way around you can go to a Star Party and look through some telescopes. Only then should you buy your first telescope.