With the advent of the Hot Week of Astronomy On-Line, the ESO Website has experienced a dramatic increase of traffic. In particular, the number of accesses yesterday, Monday November 18, was much larger than on any other day during the build-up of this programme.
There were just under 113,000 Hits during 24 hours, one of the highest numbers ever experienced at ESO. By far the largest part of this is due to Astronomy On-Line. The figure above illustrates the development since the beginning of November. The individual dates are indicated below the bars. Note that the counts for today, November 19, is only for the period until 06:48 hours in the morning, i.e. a fraction of what is to be expected.