Saint John Astronomy Club Website Stats~
Last Year–January – December 2016
This Year–January to September 2017
The number of Unique Visitors in September dropped after the big jump in August due to massive interest in the August 21 Eclipse. Pic above is looking back as of October 15.
FYI: Numbers were deceivingly high for Jan – March of 2017 due to spam traffic. Hardline controls restricting visitors to mainly the US and Canada were installed at the end of March, and traffic dropped to the 750 – 780 range for April – June. Traffic picked up again in July, possibly due to an overall interest in astronomy, Outreach efforts, the upcoming eclipse, and the Facebook Live feeds coming out of Saints Rest Beach by Astronomy by the Bay.
Click the pic above to view in pdf.
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 120,000 views from April 2 to August 30, 2017, with 39,100 tuning in on the Eclipse Day alone!