While I’ve run across a blind astronomer or two, astronomy starts with the seeing. Astronomy is all about light: detecting it, measuring it, recording it, dispersing it, polarizing it…seeing is believing.
I’m in a bit of disbelief this week. I use the below professionally and/or personally, and I miss them.
Astronomy Picture of the Day. I like to look every day.
High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center. This would be handy for a European X-ray Telescope proposal deadline that is next week.
NSF Fastlane. Glad I got my CV updated last week, and I hope things are better before the next proposal deadline approaches any closer.
JPL is up, but not being maintained. A bunch of things I use here.
The Mars Curiosity rover, with a finite lifetime, is sleeping on the job. I wonder if it dreams. Apparently we’ve stopped.
[Disclaimer: I have an approved research grant I’m waiting to be awarded, pending a budget for NASA, so I have a bias.]