I am a SAHM/WAHM of three boys ranging in age from 3 to 18. We are working on saving enough for college at the same time as affording diapers. I author a few blogs, including http://teched4kids.com. I currently teach computer information technology classes for the local university and have in the past taught workshops for kid's in technology education besides being the Kentucky State FIRST LEGO League Championship Coordinator from 2005 to 2008.
Do you want to know the most famous planets, star clusters and galaxies? In play mode, collect points by matching up their images and names. In learning mode, the images are explained. Built-in web-links take you straight to high-resolution image sources and to more information. The images are mostly from NASA, ESA and ESO. iconicSky is presented by Sterne und Weltraum and Spektrum der Wissenschaft (German edition of Scientific American).
This is a great app for a student taking astronomy – and it’s free. It can also be fun just to see all the beautiful images from the universe.