Outreach for the SJAC is a year round project. Whether in a public or in a more private setting (such as to schools, classrooms, or groups), it is 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!
The Partial Solar Eclipse was the most successful and well attended public Outreach event in the 17 year history of RASC.NB. In Saint John it was observed at Irving Nature Park and Rockwood Park Bark Park.
Excitement always abounds at any nighttime Observing Event. Above~ Irving Nature Park in September 2016.
The National Star Party at Irving Nature Park in 2017 was a big hit.
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.
Also, check out the 2017 Thank You Video from Astronomy by the Bay. Chris Curwin clocked an amazing 3,393 people at his scopes in 2017 in addition to the 132,357 that participated in his Facebook Live Feeds.
~SJAC Interview about Outreach on LocalFM.ca~
Chris, Matt, and Amelia from the Saint John Astronomy Club visit Rebecca on the Radio for a chat about what is going on with amateur astronomy in Saint John, New Brunswick. Check out her show on 107.3 FM, Saint John, LocalRadio.ca. Great stuff!
Outreach Stats for RASC NB Province Wide Events~
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A different kind of Outreach~
A Facebook Live Feed provides a unique opportunity for people all across Canada and the globe to look through telescopes. Chris Curwin from Astronomy by the Bay has been sharing his views and the results are astounding. Over 130,000 views from April 2 to November 12, 2017! You can view the figures on our Stats page.
Star Party Etiquette–for any Star Party, Anywhere~
Regarding Photography & Outreach:
We do not publish any photos of a Private Outreach Event without your consent or permission.
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada~New Brunswick Centre (RASC.NB) is involved in Outreach Events all across the Province.
How to Schedule an Outreach Event for your Group~