There are some fantastic apps around that can teach and engage your child in the weird and wonderful goings-on of the universe.
Compelling and utterly fascinating, space is a topic teeming with new information, as well as the basics that have been known for along time.
Here are five great apps you can use to support your child's space learning.
1. Solar Walk
With a rather astounding interactive 3D model of our solar system, Solar Walk also has short movies, and facts and shows planets and satellites in their positions in real time.
"This 3D solar system model lets you navigate between planets, see their positions on a specific date, explore how they move and why. You will see the entire Milky Way galaxy from a far and zoom in to study all the planets and satellites in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structures, history of their exploration, and geography."
There are in-app purchases and you can select from twelve display languages.
This one is especially for ages 6 to 8 and features kid-friendly, appealing graphics. Your child embarks on a space adventure, exploring The Sun, the Moon, and the eight planets of the solar system (including Pluto), constellations, 700 of the brightest stars, the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope and the ultimate compelling space feature, a black hole (Cygnus X-1).
No in-app purchases, no social media or other external links, and no third party advertising makes this app an especially attractive option.
From the people who know more about space than any other on Earth, comes a comprehensive app with everything older kids could ever need or want.
Videos, photos, the latest news, live streaming NASA TV, satellite trackers, launch information and countdown clocks... you name it, the sky is most definitely not the limit when it comes to the NASA App.
This beautiful app explores the planets that sit outside our own solar system; exoplanets. The real clincher is that a push notification is received every time a new planet is discovered, making it riveting in all the right ways.