Have you seen the Smithsonian's online collections? Stunning. A reminder how much data is available. The trick is finding the info you want/need.
Still have time and brainspace? Why not try classifying a galaxy or two? You'll want Galaxy Zoo.
And I'm blogging over at Dark Side DownUnder, intro'ing myself, my work and the Outback Monster (aka my golden retriever, Toby). I'd really appreciate a comment.