Welcome to the WAS website

Wellington Astronomical Society is an incorporated society and registered charity for promoting astronomy in and around the Wellington region.

Poster for mid winter dinner

Midwinter Dinner

We are organising a midwinter dinner on Saturday 15th of July.  If you would like more information or would like to attend then please click this link.

If you have any suggestions for things you would like to see on our website then please email the webmaster or fill out the “Contact Us” form.

We also have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonAstronomicalSociety.  The last few post from the Facebook page are below for your viewing pleasure.

12 hours ago
The Evolving Universe

A cool exhibition "The Evolving Universe" in Upper Hutt on until 27 August from the Smithsonian in the US!
WAS member Frank Andrews is also giving a talk there called The Universe Through Space and ... See more

Journey from Earth to beyond our galaxy, traveling back through time and out into space in The Evolving Universe. Through breath-taking photographs taken by the largest telescopes in the world, you ... See more

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1 day ago
newsroom.alaskaair.com

Have you seen this?

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1 day ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

Happy Wednesday! Here's some planet entertainment courtesy of the Internet.

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1 day ago
NASA Responds To Rumors They've Found Alien Life

Yesterday we brought you the rather odd news that hacking group Anonymous thought NASA was going to announce they’d found intelligent alien life. Today, NASA have responded.

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3 days ago
Wā Ora Montessori School

Last Friday's indoor event due to bad weather but we found a way for the children to see Matariki 😊

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3 days ago
ScienceAlert

Hmmmm what do you think? I'm not so sure...

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence...

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4 days ago
Wellington Astronomical Society Observing

See many wonderful objects, star clusters, galaxies, dying stars and nebulae. We will be focusing on objects around the galactic centre like the Lagoon, Trifid, Swan and Eagle nebulae. Both Jupiter ... See more

See many wonderful objects, star clusters, galaxies, dying stars and nebulae. We will be focusing on objects around the galactic centre like the Lagoon, Trifid, Swan and Eagle nebulae. Both Jupiter ... See more

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4 days ago
SOFIA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

Join us live from inside the observatory's mission control center! Today at 1:15 pm PDT, 4:15 pm EDT, 8:15 am NZST! #NASAbeyond

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5 days ago
SOFIA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

SOFIA's back! 😍

From the skies over New Zealand, we will study star formation in nearby galaxies, a supernova, the New Horizons spacecraft's next flyby target, and more! Details: https://go.nasa.gov/2sLHkbk ... See more

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5 days ago
New Scientist

New spacecraft will use powerful lasers to measure ripples in spacetime from supermassive black holes

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