A blind astronomer who studies the stars by hearing

The touching story of Wanda Diaz Merced, an astronomer focused on data analysis who, after becoming blind because of a degenerative disease, loose the main tool for her visual research on big mass/energetic cosmic movements, a situation which turned to be her starting point into a new adventure: approaching astronomical data from listening, based on sonification processes she started to explore, also becoming interested on explore how “disabilities” can be used in unique ways in scientific research.

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