This is a view of the night sky, with planets (in red) at their current place computed from Jean Meeus' "Astronomical Algorithms"
You can zoom and scroll the globe, and click on stars to show their name.
Ephemeris: Peter Hayes
The star database comes from the astronomy nexus
The constellation lines and boundaries come from the PP3 program
The next steps are to add deep-sky objects, and to show the sky in proper azimuthal projection, using the browser's location services to find the user's place on the earth.