The one man project Photoscopic Sky Survey has been making the rounds, and we mean around the world, to capture one of the most details views of the Milky Way captured to date. The Photoscopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures taken during a 45,000 mile journey around the equator. You'll enjoy an interactive 360 degree view and zoom into the Milky Way.
We've long been a fan of the breathtaking Hubble telescope photos. Scheduled for a 2015 launch the James Webb Space Telescope promises to open up new views of space. This massive infrared telescope can withstand + 10% heat above zero and is the largest telescope ever placed into orbit. Tour through unexplored areas of the Universe it will provide an ever expanding view of the fabric of space.
There are a variety of online skymaps available to view the constellations above your location. Astroviewer which offers an interactive downloadable or online skymap based on your location. Fourmilab.ch offers YourSky an interactive planetarium that allows you to customize your view by color image size and which objects are plotted. One of my favorite interactive skymaps is the Sky-Map organization which allows you to search objects, enter coordinates and gives being 'lost in space' a fabulous new meaning.
Hubble offers the always inspiring HubbleSite Gallery for a tour of space through an astronomer's eyes. Image tours are short video clips filled with facts and gorgeous deep space images of planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more.