BABloggee and game designer Krystian Majewski put together a very cool Flash interactive map of the 32 nearest known stars. You can rotate it, zoom (though my mouse is set funny and the wheel won’t zoom), and mouse over the stars to get information. Can you guess which star is which before you mouse over them?
He also wrote up a description and history of why he put the map together. It’s very cool, and worth checking out. Krystian, your next step: do this for the local group of galaxies!