A friend of mine pointed me towards a new type of app (new for me at least)- the mobile device astronmy app. The one I tested is Pocket Universe (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-universe-virtual-sky-astronomy/id306916838?mt=8), and WOW.
I think astronomy is cool, but frankly I’m not willing to spend the time and effort to learn. This little thing makes it easy. Check it out!