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AU Astronomy Demonstration Videos -- YouTube Playlist

This series is still very much in a developmental stage. Current versions of 27 videos can be found on this site on the Video | AU Demonstration Videos page and on the YouTube AU Astronomy Videos Playlist.

Saturday, March 11, 2017  —  Kevin

Recent Web Site Usage Statistics

Statistics on this web site's usage have been tracked since the summer of 2008 using Google Analytics. Site usage has grown to over 1.7 million visitors during 2016.

Usage has grown to over 1.7 million visitors during 2016.

Monday, January 2, 2017  —  Kevin

New Video Posted

A new astronomy demonstration video entitled Temperature 1 has been posted on YouTube and on the UNL Astronomy Demonstration Video Site. It is the first in a planned series of three videos exploring temperature. The video has an embedded peer instruction question and a follow-up worksheet.

Saturday, April 23, 2016  —  Kevin

Site Usage Continues to Grow

Statistics on this web site's usage have been tracked since the summer of 2008 using Google Analytics. This system collects a variety of data on the characteristics of visitors while still protecting their anonymity. For example, it allows us to identify the internet providers with "university" in their names who are making substantial use of our materials. However, since most materials on this site can be downloaded and hosted locally and several publishers (e.g. Norton) make use of these materials -- these statistics only provide a lower limit of usage. Interesting characterisitcs include the weekly cycle of usage (due to schools) and spikes (due to referring sites e.g. www.stumbleupon.com) and special events (e.g. equinoxes).

Usage has grown to over 1.5 million visitors during 2015.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016  —  Kevin

Summer Solstice Coverage in the Washington Post

Note that the simulation in 1. What makes the days so long? looks familiar.

Link to Washington Post
Sunday, June 21, 2015  —  Kevin