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 2nd of August.  Further details shortly.

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.

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.

1 day ago
Te Awamutu Space Centre

It's all go for tonight's stargazing session at Te Awamutu Library from 6:30pm. You don't usually get to see Space Dave for free so make the most of this opportunity. Please dress very warmly!

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2 days ago
Physics-Astronomy.com

Indoor Solar System

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3 days ago
Physics-Astronomy.com

The Sound of a Pulsar. This pulsar lies near the centre of the Vela supernova. Rotating with a period of 89 milliseconds or about 11 times a second!

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4 days ago
Wilderness Magazine

First rule of shooting the Milky Way: Find the darkest sky possible.

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4 days ago
Planetary Landscapes

Citizen scientists make a big difference!
One night three months ago, Rosa Castro finished her dinner, opened her laptop, and uncovered a novel object that was neither planet nor star. Therapist by ... See more

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5 days ago
Physics-Astronomy.com

Sunday morning treat! This is amazing to see...

Galileo claimed that a cannonball and a feather would hit the ground simultaneously if there was no air resistance.
In Galileo's time, the experimental demonstration was difficult. 4 centuries later, ... See more

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6 days ago
Space.com

Checkout Buzz Aldrin's suit! Amazing

How does Buzz celebrate Apollo 11? By raising money for our future on Mars!

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6 days ago
Stardome Observatory and Planetarium

Take ten minutes out of your Friday and learn why the 13.8 billion years of history of the universe is important with CrashCourse...

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6 days ago
KiwiSpace Foundation

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11892476

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6 days ago
Stardome Observatory and Planetarium

Dreams can come true...

Google and NASA have released a street view of the International Space Station, so you can now float through outer space from the comfort of your home! Explore here - http://bit.ly/2uMmTif

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