[Link:] The legally blind astronomer [via Kottke.org]

Tim Doucette is a legally blind astronomer. A pair of surgeries when he was younger to help improve his vision left him with a superpower: because his pupils were permanently dilated, he could see in the dark better than other people. He built an observatory and with the aid of his telescope, he can see details of far-off stars and nebula that no one else can, including UV and infrared light.


from my Tumblr blog: ferdifz.tumblr.com [direct link]

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