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Title: The Deep Sky Eye Observatory with Tim Doucette

Organization:  Actual Astronomy

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Description: The Actual Astronomy Podcast presents The Deep Sky Eye Observatory with Tim Doucette.  In this episode we discuss Tim’s unique view of the universe. Born Blind Tim eventually discovered he can see the universe in ways others can only dream of. Tim shares his passion for the night sky from the Deep Sky Eye Observatory which he runs as a small independent astronomy business in beautiful Nova Scotia Canada.

Bio: Shane and Chris are amateur astronomers who enjoy teaching astronomy classes and performing outreach where they help the eyes of the public to telescope eyepieces.

Peter Jedicke was National President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada from 2004 to 2006 and is now a Fellow of the RASC.
He is also Honorary President of the RASC London Centre.

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Deep Sky Eye Observatory with Tim Doucette on Episode 407 of the Actual Astronomy podcast. I’m Chris and joining me is Shane. We are amateur astronomers who love looking up at the night sky and this podcast is for everyone who enjoys going out under the stars.

Bio: Tim Doucette

Tim believes that through education and awareness of the universe, the world can become a better place. Through his passion for Astronomy and his photography, Tim shows us the beauty of the heavens. He was born blind with congenital cataracts. Later these cataracts were surgically removed along with the lenses of his eyes, Tim’s unique eye condition leaves him legally blind but able to perceive colours in the universe through a telescope that very few others can see.

Shortly after joining the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Tim discovered his unique eye condition. He set up an observatory in Moncton, New Brunswick where he found a love for sharing the night sky with others.

He and his family currently reside in his hometown of Quinan, NS and own and operate a successful astro tourism business. Working with the municipality and the Starlight Foundation (backed by UNESCO and the IAU), the area has received the first “Starlight Tourist Destination and Reserve” designation in North America.

  • Welcome to the show Tim!
  • How did you get into astronomy? AND Can you share with us how you see the universe differently?
  • What was your first instrument / telescope(s)? Tasco
  • Are the skies dark where you are in Quinan Nova Scotia?
  • Tell us a little about your astro tourism business? (I saw the photos online and it looks like business is booming)
  • How did you get into running your business?
  • I was viewing the site, cabin, camp sites.
  • What telescopes / instruments?
  • How do you like the SW 16-inch dob?
  • What eyepieces work best for you?

Let’s talk about the Counting Stars citizen science project you’re involved with.

Luxury Lodge mentioned:

Local Tourism:

Do you have anything to add Shane?

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