Saint John Astronomy Club Website Stats~
Overall Website Traffic~
Website traffic in November dropped somewhat after a surge in interest in the Explore the Universe Astronomy Course and Night Time Imaging with Paul Owen pages during September and October. 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
Outreach Stats for RASC NB Province Wide Events~
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 through FB Live and the results are astounding. Over 130,000 views from April 2 to November 12, 2017, 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!