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

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.  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.

48 minutes ago
NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter

What part of Jupiter should JunoCam image next? It’s up to you! Vote now for my Sept 1 flyby.

Vote now: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/voting?current

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8 hours ago
Ngaio School

Room 14 had a fun afternoon with Janine Bidmead from the Wellington Astronomical Society on Thursday. We located our sun within our galaxy, explored scale (distance between the earth and sun) and ... See more

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12 hours ago

WAS had the best time at Ngaio school yesterday talking to the kids about space and astronomy - definitely some future astronomers in the room! Thanks to Mrs Lathan for organizing it and to the kids ... See more

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1 day ago
WIRED Science

If I had this opportunity I would like to think I wouldn't spend so much time looking at my phone!!

We sent a reporter skydiving to cover the total eclipse today. Here's the full, unedited video.

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1 day ago
There Was A Concerning Spike In Certain Google Searches Right After The Eclipse

Now this is interesting!!

The eclipse happened yesterday, in case you're the one person who missed it and wondered why it was briefly night-time during the day.  OK, there's not muc

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1 day ago
www.boredpanda.com

Some more spectacular shots of the 2017 Solar Eclipse!

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2 days ago
ScienceAlert

Wowowowow.

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2 days ago
The Oatmeal

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2 days ago
I fucking love science

While the world was watching the eclipse ...

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2 days ago
Edwin

Otago July 22nd 2028 and Manawatu July 13th 2037 is where we will be

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