Outreach, to the public and in a more private setting (such as to schools, classrooms, or groups), are a big part of the New Brunswick astronomy experience. In 2016 RASC NB hosted 219 Outreach Events, reaching 9498 adults and children and involving almost 1000 volunteer hours. Not bad for a Province of under 750,000 people!
Excitement always abounds at any nighttime Observing Event. Above and below ~ Irving Nature Park in September 2016.
Summer or winter, Outreach is year round. Some of the best viewing can be had in a winter sky, and since it gets dark earlier, it also works out better for school hours.
Stats for Winter Outreach Events~
As Spring 2017 arrives, we start to say goodby to the winter sky, the incredible beauty of the Winter Constellations, and a very active Winter Outreach Season.
Here are the Province-wide Outreach Stats from RASC.NB, Jan 1 through March 20, 2017.
As you can see, it includes 73 Outreach Events, reaching 2583 people and including 439 volunteer hours. Click picture for a larger view in pdf.
Note: We do not publish photos of a private Event without your consent or permission.