The coolest astronomy website is Astronomy Picture of the Day. Every day, there is a new photo with explanation.
The greatest site for those interested in astrophysical research is the NASA Astrophysics Data System. You can even find papers written by SWC astronomers like Miller and Veal.
Other local research astronomers may be found at the
SDSU Astronomy Department and the UCSD CASS.
For some of the best astronomy photos, check out the gallery at the Space Telescope Science Institute.