Welcome to the WAS website

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

Next WAS meeting will be at Space Place (Carter Observatory) 7:30P.M. on Wednesday 6th of September.  Further details here, on the Facebook page and in the newsletter closer to the meeting.

Cassini Death Party
Saturday 16th September
BYO and Potluck

WAS are holding a special bacchanalian wake to celebrate the achievements, and mourn the demise of the Cassini spacecraft. Event will be at the Wellington Collegians Cricket Club at 7pm on Saturday 16th September.  Further details will be posted closer to the date.  Will be a lot of fun so plan on joining us.

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.

1 day ago

Do you want a WAS tshirt? We are doing an order soon - email membership@was.org.nz for more info before Monday 25 Sept! They are only $30 and they glow in the dark!!

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2 days ago
A Taste of Astronomy

If you're in the Wairarapa on Sat Sept 30th and would like to take a look at the Moon, Saturn and maybe a glimpse of Jupiter and other wonders through some telescopes come to Martinborough!

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If you're in the Wairarapa on Sat Sept 30th and would like to take a look at the Moon, Saturn and maybe a glimpse of Jupiter and other wonders through some telescopes come to Martinborough!

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2 days ago
Space & Science Festival

This month's WAS observing evening will be based in Martinborough.

If you're in the Wairarapa on Sat Sept 30th and would like to take a look at the Moon, Saturn and maybe a glimpse of Jupiter and other wonders through some telescopes come to Martinborough!

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2 days ago
WAS Astrophotography Group / Deep Sky Observing

We have special access to go up to the Brooklyn Hill Turbine to trial this site both for astrophotography and dark sky observing. Please be at the gates by 7:15pm. The gates will be opened for cars ... See more

We have special access to go up to the Brooklyn Hill Turbine to trial this site both for astrophotography and dark sky observing. Please be at the gates by 7:15pm. The gates will be opened for cars ... See more

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4 days ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

Thanks to everyone who came to our Cassini: This Is Your Life Party last night - it was great to share this important occasion with you all as we said goodbye to an incredible little space craft. We ... See more

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5 days ago
Cassini-Huygens: This Is Your Life Party!

We look forward to seeing you tonight!

NOW WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: Thomas Murphy (who worked on ground calibration of the Cosmic Dust Analyser and helped build the surface science package on Huygens), ... See more

NOW WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: Thomas Murphy (who worked on ground calibration of the Cosmic Dust Analyser and helped build the surface science package on Huygens), Bob Peckyno (part of the Titan radar ... See more

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5 days ago

If you are interested in following Cassini's final plunge into Saturn go to NASA TV. Change the time from Eastern to GMT+12 to get the NZ time. https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#media

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5 days ago
ScienceAlert

In less than 7 hours and it will all be over. Cassini is on course to burnt up in Saturn's atmosphere around 11:55pm tonight (Fri 15th Sep)

Here's where you can see them.

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6 days ago
Cassini-Huygens: This Is Your Life Party!

NOW WITH SPECIAL GUESTS WHO HAVE WORKED ON CASSINI!
1 day to go for the most fun astronomy themed party of the year!
We look forward to seeing you there ✨

Join us as we celebrate the amazing work of the
Cassini-Huygens spacecraft and bid it a final farewell
BYOB & potluck - bring a dish to share!

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6 days ago
Te Awamutu Space Centre

Te Awamutu Courier - September 14th, 2017

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