SpaceChart is a program that allows you to see the stars in 3D and rotate them to see them from any point of view. You can also limit which stars you want to see, according to their spectral class and luminosity, and draw links between all stars closer than a certain distance.
Data available includes all stars in the Hipparcos catalogue within 60 parsecs (over 190 light years) of the Sun.
The title above links to the FreeBSD port. Source to compile for other OS, namely Linux, is also available from the homepage; either as a tarball or from CVS.