I can't think of a single human who doesn't get a kick out of looking up into the night sky, especially when they know what's up there. You wanna hook a human on astronomy forever? Show 'em Saturn through a telescope. That'll set 'em up for life.
Universe Today has compiled the Top 101 Astronomical Events for 2015. Guaranteed there will be something in there to catch your interest.
Because a year is an astronomical measurement, I thought I'd share this list with you.
- Comets Lovejoy and PanSTARRS may become visible to the naked eye.
- Lots of planetary conjunctions (ie clusters of "Evening Stars" as the planets pair up for a few nights).
- A total lunar eclipse.
- New Horizons visits Pluto. Whether or not you accept it's Dwarf Planet status, you have to admit this is gonna be totally cool.
- Philae may wake up. I hope so.
Her Grace can't remember if she wanted to be an author before she wanted to be an astronomer, or vice-versa. It was so, so long ago.