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.

18 hours 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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1 day ago
Space.com

Tune in now!

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1 day ago
Timeline Photos

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1 day ago
Space & Science Festival

Come along. We'll be there!

Do you want to build and fly a real SOLID FUEL ROCKET! ?

Thanks to Aerospace Education we have a limited number of these special experiences available at the @Day festival on May 13th.

Grab a Build ... See more

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3 days ago
New Scientist

Happy birthday Hubble! The space telescope launched on this day in 1990, and has since provided us with some incredible pictures of our universe.

To celebrate, take a look at some of our favourite ... See more

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4 days ago
Southern Lights delight New Zealand for the second night in a row

And again!

From Auckland to Otago the Southern Lights shone bright last night. But tonight, it will get even better.

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4 days ago
Southern Lights delight Kiwis from Auckland to Otago as aurora lights up night sky

Last night's auroral activity

From Auckland to Otago the Southern Lights shone bright last night. But tonight, it will get even better.

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4 days ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

Thanks to everyone who took part in our Sun Day event today - especially those who entered our pin the sun on the galaxy competition! Here is Sarah modeling where our sun is in our galaxy - ... See more

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4 days ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

Sun Day event going well so far! Lots of guesses for pin the sun on the galaxy!! Come on down we're here until 4pm! 🌞

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4 days ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

We're down at the waterfront for our Sun Day event! Come say hi - look at the sun through our solar scopes and make your guess for where the sun is in our galaxy for a chance to win a prize!!

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