RASC member Tim Doucette is in the news again! Tim, a noted astrophotographer and visual observer, is legally blind. That, however, does not stop him from doing quality astronomy, and encouraging others to do the same through the RASC.

Veteran comet discoverer and astronomy ambassador David H. Levy has done a very nice profile of Tim and his work in the January 2011 edition of Astronomy Magazine, the largest circulating astronomy magazine in the world. David, who's known Tim for some years, writes: "Tim Doucette shows us how even considerable difficulties don't have to stop us from reaching the stars." Tim seems modest, but his effective enthusiasm and skills are engaging, as those who attended this year's General Assembly in New Brunswick can testify.

For those of you who haven't yet seen Tim's work, I encourage you to visit his Web site

And for more articles about Tim, see here and here.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010