I was just looking at the stats for how many people have been through the program over the last 3 and 1/2 years. Let’s just say it is pretty huge and a LOT of people have been looking through our telescopes. So here are the numbers as of the beginning of this week;
Our overall attendance is currently 7256 people looking through telescopes, attending talks and doing astronomy activities.
896 siblings and community members
And to the majority of these events at least 1 Astronomer has attended, totalling 303 astronomer visits.
We have also totalled 245 events since the beginning of the program.
Given that I have attended the majority of the events – where I can, it is a huge surprise that I have met, talked to and shared the night sky with so many amazing people. With a mix of new and regular participants every session, it’s hard to imagine that everyone is still so excited at every event. I guess looking at the night sky and hearing about Astronomy never gets old!