A. Ortiz-Gil and V. Martínez (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 16 (2005) 101-110
The Profile of Astronomy Amateurs
Torun Centre for Astronomy, Nicolaus Copernicus University, ul. Gagarina 11, 87-100 Torun, Poland
2 Polish Astronomy Portal ASTRONOMIA.PL, ul. Podgórna 58, 05-822 Milanówek, Poland
Presentation of questionnaires carried out on Polish Astronomy Portal websites. There was over 80 questionnaires during 2 years period. As most part of users visiting this website are astronomy amateurs, we can assume questionnaires give a picture of astronomy amateurs community. Questionnaires can be divided into four main thematical groups: profile of users (age, sex, activities), what do they think about controversial astronomical problems (is Pluto a planet?), what are their likings (favorit star, most beatiful planet) and “business” questions (how did they find our website?, how many astronomical services do they visit regularly?).
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