Welcome to the new WAS website

Wellington Astronomical Society is an incorporated society and registered charity for promoting astronomy in and around the Wellington region.  This website is still a work in progress.  So if you have any suggestions, gripes or “ata boys” 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.

15 hours ago
New Mission Results Suggest Everything We Know About Jupiter Is Wrong

Oops!

Forget everything you knew about gas giants, because based on the latest results from the Juno mission, we were wrong. We were so wrong. Well, that’s a bit

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1 day ago
KiwiSpace Foundation

RIDE THE ROCKET: Watch the full ride up to space aboard Rocket Lab's Electron rocket, undertaking its first test flight #ItsaTest.

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1 day ago
Rocket Lab

They did it!!

#ItsaTest

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2 days ago
Rocket Lab

It hasn't happened yet but very close!

Rocket Lab's goal is to make space accessible by providing unprecedented launches to low Earth orbit.

Check out an animation of our Electron rocket in action!

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3 days ago
ScienceAlert

This could reveal strange new physics.

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3 days ago
NASA Solar System Exploration

Cruise alongside NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn and dive inside the planet’s rings in this #360video. The first dive of Cassini's Grand Finale takes place on April 26, 2017, with additional dives ... See more

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5 days ago
I fucking love science

Oh WOW. Not the color I would have expected! It's beautiful.

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5 days ago
The Art of Night - The Photography of Mark Gee

Thanks all for coming out last night - we had great numbers despite the freezing conditions. 1200 people had registered for tickets for the event, and we had around 1000 turn up which was fantastic. ... See more

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1 week ago
Physicists Have Discovered a Gigantic Magnetic Bridge Spanning Galaxies

Australian and Canadian researchers have finally observed the magnetic field generated by the Magellanic Bridge.

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1 week ago
Rocket Lab

An update on the launch window. Exciting stuff!!

After four years of planning, innovation and discovery we will soon attempt to launch a vehicle into orbit. During the launch window postponements are expected as optimal conditions are required to ... See more

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