Seriously though I fucking love space. I have no mind for numbers, so pursuing anything with the cosmos as a career was out for me, but fuck I could read about this shit all day.
You didn't ask, but are you aware of Ask an Astronomer site? 'Cause it sounds right up your alley.
I'm firmly in the "maths = yey!" camp, but remember having fun reading The Story of Astronomy by L. Motz and J.H. Weave for an essay assignment in science education. It's been a couple years, but IIRC, they spend about half a page discussing the ellipse equation and go back to discussing hows and whys of humans probing space for data.