Lots of apps and places to go for info. We sometimes show the ISS to folks who've never seen it.
In the 60s I watched (from NJ) rocket launches in VA, a few auroras and several satellites, the brightest of which was Echo (a radar ranging balloon with a key transmitter in MA). Also did some meteor watching. One night my father got curious and wanted to see Echo so I took him out for a gander and while we happened to be gazing down, all of a sudden saw our shadows on the ground- the brightest meteor I've ever seen went horizon to horizon. He thought that's what I saw when meteor watching and I couldn't bring myself to tell him you could watch for lifetimes and never see another like it.