Welcome to the WAS website

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

Our next regular meeting will be held on the first Wednesday in April, that is the 5th of April at Space Place/Carter Observatory.  More details about this upcoming meeting will be posted here and on our Facebook page closer to the date.

A gentle reminder that our subscription year began in September, so WAS looks forward to receiving your subscription renewal if you haven’t done so already.  Renewal information can be found here.

What we do

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.

Our Facebook page is at this link.  The last few post from the Facebook page are included below for your viewing pleasure.

2 days ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

A successful evening at the Space & Science Festival with over a thousand people there. We had queues behind each of the 4 telescopes with a fifth telescope live-streaming to a screen. People were ... See more

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3 days ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

Want to learn how to make a telescope? Come and talk to Paul at the Wellington Astronomical Society stand at the Space & Science Festival. Here’s one he made earlier! It’s pretty good to look ... See more

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5 days ago
ScienceAlert

Wow!

BREAKING: We are getting super-close to the cosmic dawn.

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5 days ago
ScienceAlert

The fastest-growing black hole in the Universe.

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6 days ago
Stargazers application

Students at Youbee Design School have been tasked with creating a stargazing app designed for Wellingtonians. They are trying to gather information on what Wellington Astronomers are looking for in ... See more

We are doing this survey to get information on a stargazing app for space place museum.

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1 week ago
Space & Science Festival

Don't miss out!

Very proud of the amazing line up of speakers we have at the @Night festival on Saturday May 19th, including Dr Yvonne Cagle who is a qualified NASA Astronaut, as well as a medical doctor and flight ... See more

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1 week ago
Your guide to some of the best meteor showers for 2018

Meteor Shower guide for 2018.

Don't miss a single meteor shower this year! Here's what to look out for in both the northern and southern skies.

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1 week ago
What Astronomers Are Learning From Gaia’s New Milky Way Map | Quanta Magazine

A roundup of some of the most important discoveries gleaned so far from the Gaia space observatory’s new map of the galaxy.

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1 week ago

Greetings from the Astronomical Society Urania in Wiesbaden, Germany. We have just earlier this week hosted a public lecture on Saturn's moon Enceladus and on this occasion introduced a companion ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

Another fantastic RASNZ Conference held in Christchurch over the weekend. A big thanks to the organisers and presenters for a wonderful and stimulating time. 120 registered and again WAS had one of ... See more

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