The demo that Microsoft showed at TED of Robert Scoble crying, ahem, I mean their future Microsoft Worldwide Telescope or whatever, looks really neat. In the meantime, those provocateurs over at Google have just put live Google Sky, a fully browser based version of their Google Earth software that started this whole "star wars" virtual astronomy competition thing in the first place.
I suppose since so many people cannot see the stars anymore, that we need virtual astronomy more than ever. In the meantime, it is pretty incredible to have such an educated introduction to the heavens. I could easily spend hours just like, playing with the universe, man.