This almost blind astronomer can see stars better than most people do!

"My name is Tim Doucette. I'm an amateur astronomer. And I'm also legally blind. Kind of an oxymoron, isn't?"


With only 10 percent of his eyesight, Tim Doucette now helps other people to find out more about astronomy in his own observatory opened for visitors.

In childhood, Tim had congenital cataracts, and doctors had to remove his lenses and widen his pupils. After the operation, Tim was left almost blind.

Doucette's problem with eyes allows his pupils to pick up more light. This man is practically able to see in the dark!

Tim's unique ability allowed him to evolve his hobby into something bigger and more serious. He has built an observatory which became a popular tourist destination.

Tim is happy he can share his precious knowledge with others. His wife, who also has problems with eyesight, helps Doucette in his amazing work.

Watch this video to find out more about Tim and his work:

I think we can all learn to lead by his example. Now we are waiting for YOUR amazing stories in the comments below.

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17 Comments
Aiko Catapang
This wonderfull gift you have is amazing, you can see the true beauty of one of God's creation.
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Sep 28, 2016 9:03PM
Jeri Carofano Rhoades
I'm so in awe of your gift. When you mentioned, while looking in the night sky nothing else matters. We are a part of this universe. The everyday things that may make you sad or happy or whatever you're going through seem so small to what's out there. Please keep doing what you love to do. All the best. Jeri Rhoades, Highland, NY. God Bless you and your wife for sharing this with the world!
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Sep 28, 2016 9:29PM
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
When God gave you a lemon, you made lemonade. Thank you.
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Sep 28, 2016 9:42PM
Janice Loggins
Janice Loggins
Awesome!!!
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Sep 28, 2016 9:45PM
JoAnne Bruns Ritz Barlow
JoAnne Bruns Ritz Barlow
Bravo! Thank you for sharing such an interesting life.
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Sep 28, 2016 10:09PM
Spencer Young
We are all observing a true star studded miracle
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Sep 28, 2016 10:59PM
Emmy Hjelm Heiser
Amazing
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Sep 28, 2016 11:23PM
Sofka Raice
Very interesting!
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Sep 28, 2016 11:47PM
Lola Neal
Lola Neal
may GOD alway be with you, a very wonderful story
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Sep 28, 2016 11:54PM
Debra Goldsmith
Debra Goldsmith
Thank you for sharing your amazing gift of seeing the heavens more clearly. What may seem to most as a handicap, is truly a positive gift to you. I love your enthusiasm and positive attitude and willingness to share this with all of us. Thank you so much.
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Sep 29, 2016 5:03AM
Carmine-James Pitaniello
Tim, I don't have the give that you do, but I've had cataract surgery at the age of 68, and ended up with 20/10L 20/15R. wide pupils.. I have to wear sunglasses during daylight.. and can read street signs a mile away.. at night, I go out and almost have an organism because I too am an amateur astronomer, and see things I never had been able to see without a telescope before. My opthamologist and surgeon call me a miracle. The day after my surgery, is when I recieved my give. When I use my scopes now, the wonders of the universe are truly a miracle. M31 has such clarity.
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Sep 29, 2016 6:47AM
DHL
DHL
Beautiful.
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Sep 29, 2016 7:18PM
Vanessa Brown
Vanessa Brown
You are amazing! Taking advantage of your gift instead of being depressed about what you don't have and working fearlessly o With what you do have. And sharing that gift with the world. Thank you for sharing.
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Sep 30, 2016 1:19AM
Yolanda Solis
You have a wonderful gift! Thank you for sharing your gift! It's truly amazing!
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Sep 30, 2016 3:41AM
Raashid Khan
It is of course a gift for you.God is one way or the other blessed you.My best wishes to you.
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Oct 8, 2016 7:21AM

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