One of the first things we did was to listen to a story I am writing called:
The Devil Comes to Town
For laughs we looked at a very serious method for Identifying Mad Cows.
Now, creating a Star Field is just making a background for your page and you may want to skip that and move on to:
Planet Building (EASY)
Textured Planet (HARD)
Of course you may want to start off by looking at what others have done already. If so check out
Planets Remember this is a site in the making. It will be several weeks before these planets have their own stories and civilizations.