I've just come back from a wonderful week at Notre Dame University's Institute for Church Life, joining an all-star cast to talk about how science and religion can be taught in Catholic high schools. Naturally I spent no small amount of time bragging about this blog to the assembled high school teachers; I think what we have to offer here may well be the kind of content they'd enjoy seeing and sharing. And I've seen a nice upturn in our "hits" this week as a result; welcome!
At the moment, we typically get 100 - 250 views a day, and I am delighted that these viewers – you – find our blog worth reading. But I would love to raise that number, by a lot. Surely a thousand or more visits a day ought to be possible? Surely on the internet there must be a thousand people who share our enthusiasm for space and our desire to blend together the science with the human side of the subject, reading about how astronomy is woven into our religion, our history, and perhaps at times into our funny bone!
I am naive about social media. But I tweet about every new posting that comes here, and I know that most of our traffic comes from folks who have heard of us via Twitter or Facebook. So, for those of you who enjoy what we're doing... tell your world about us!
More or less weekly diaries from Br Guy
- Br Guy Diary: February 7
- Br Guy Diary: February 13, 2015
- Br Guy Diary: February 22, 2015
- Chile Diary 1: La Silla Observatory, Chile
- Chile Diary 2: Paranal
- Chile Diary 3 (or 1.5, to be more accurate): Magellan
- Chile Diary 4: ALMA… and Ceres?
- Another meta-posting…
- Fan Mail Poetry
- 2016 Calendars are available!
- “Exploring the Big Questions of the Universe…”
- Happy Hundredth, Mildred!
- Another reminder… support this site!
- Star-mapping Sisters
- 5 Amazing Astronomical Things about Choosing a New Jesuit General!