With 2008 drawing to a close, I thought it's now a perfect time to reflect upon the past year and highlight some of the more popular events, topics and statistics here on IceInSpace.
As a common trend, showcase astronomical events always bring the most visitors to IceInSpace - particularly the general public, and especially if the media grabs hold of it and reports about it on the various media outlets. The three most popular astronomical events in 2008 were:
Some of the most popular topics and threads on the IceInSpace Forum were:
From a personal point of view, 2008 has been exciting but also very challenging.
I'm really looking forward to what 2009 will bring, for astronomy and for IceInSpace. Being the International Year of Astronomy, it should be an even bigger year than 2008 as there's likely to be a lot more media interest in astronomy in general, and particular some of the big astronomical events.
On behalf of IceInspace, Terry and I would like to thank everyone for being part of a fantastic year and a fantastic community. We wish everyone a safe and happy christmas and we'll be back with more in 2009!
All the best to you and your families.