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.

1 day ago
Laintal

If your stuck in NZ this is one way to see the eclipse

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1 day ago
ScienceAlert

The mother of near-Earth asteroids.

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2 days ago
ScienceAlert

Brightest fireworks in the Universe!

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5 days ago
Space.com

Voyager 1 launched August 20, 1977.

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Voyager 1: Earth's Farthest Spacecraft

Excited about going to see the movie The Farthest tonight at the Wellington Film Festival!

The Voyager 1 spacecraft has gone farther than any manmade object. It is reaching the edge of the solar system and will soon pass into interstellar space.

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6 days ago
SpaceX

Today's launch!

Watch live as Falcon 9 delivers Dragon to the International Space Station

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1 week ago
Oxford University Scientific Society

The solid surfaces in our solar system...

All the land in our solar system.

by xkcd https://xkcd.com/1389/

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1 week ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

Life member Frank Andrews gave an excellent talk today at Expressions in Upper Hutt. There was a great turnout and a young future astronomer even drew Frank two pictures! ☺️
The exhibition was ... See more

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Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre

If you're wondering what to do in this horrific weather today head to Expressions in Upper Hutt to see our very own Frank Andrews give a talk at 1:00pm. You can check out their exhibition too!

Journey back through Space and Time this Sunday at Expressions Whirinaki! Join Astronomer Frank Andrews in an illustrated talk as he traces the developement of the universe, galaxies, stars and ... See more

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Write an inspirational, 60-character #MessageToVoyager and NASA might beam it into space! Post by Aug 15.

Info: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/voyager/message/

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