Saint John Astronomy Club Website Stats~
Last Year–January – December 2016
This Year–January to November 2017
We saw a bump in traffic in November due to interest in the Photographing the Night Sky course. There were 5 pages created about the course, a bump occurred each time a page link was posted and shared on Facebook.
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. Traffic peaked in August due to the eclipse.
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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, with 39,100 tuning in on the Eclipse Day alone!