With 2009, the International Year of Astronomy, 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 four most popular astronomical events in 2009 were:
Some of the most popular topics and threads on the IceInSpace Forum are often the ones in General Chat where we get to know each other a bit more. This is reflected again in the stats below, showing some of the most popular topics in 2009:
Other popular threads were Star Party threads, particularly the ones about IIASC2009, Qld Astrofest and the SPSP.
During 2009, we passed some significant milestones, including:
Some other interesting IceInSpace statistics for 2009 include:
I'm really looking forward to what 2010 will bring, for astronomy and for IceInSpace.
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 2010!
All the best to you and your families.