Saint John Astronomy Club Website Stats~
Overall Website Traffic~
Website traffic in December dropped off dramatically during the holiday season. Matt West’s Using Telescope Filters is still the #1 download, and Star Parties in New Brunswick is the #1 page after the 2019 star party dates were released.
~Last Year, 2017–January to December~
Overall, 2017 was a successful year for our little website. Interest in the eclipse in August, three free astronomy courses offered by Paul Owen and Curt Nason, an active Outreach season, good media coverage, and interest generated by Facebook Live feeds via Astronomy by the Bay all contributed. Stats are a reflection of an active group of individuals pulling in the same direction.
2016–January to December
2019 Province wide RASC NB Outreach Stats~
A different kind of Outreach~
A Facebook Live feed provides a unique opportunity for people across Canada and the globe to look through telescopes. Chris Curwin from Astronomy by the Bay has been sharing his Facebook Live views since 2017 and the results are astounding. Over 325,000 viewers from April 2017 to June 2019, with 39,100 tuning in on the Eclipse Day alone!
In addition to the Facebook Live feeds, Chris Curwin clocked an amazing 3,393 views at his scope(s) at Saints Rest Beach in Saint John during 2017!