Theres life out there its a pity its not down here.
No the thing about looking at the stars you need a clear sky mainly with no light pollution.
I can no longer see the milky way by the naked eye due to light and pollution.
What is amazing the speed of light is 180,000 miles per second. But most stars are many light years away how many seconds is that x miles.
No wonder they reckon what we now see is probably no longer there.