Welcome to the WAS website

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

The November monthly meeting will be held at the the usual time and place.  That is at Space Place (Carter observatory) on the first Wednesday of December which is the 6th.  More details will be posted here and on our Facebook page closer to the date.

 

Make My Day

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
Seeker

You can now visit Venus thanks to Google Maps.

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2 days ago
Wow! Astronaut Captures Incredible View of 'Fireball' Meteor from Space (Video)

Pretty incredible!

While filming an incredible view of Earth from space, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) inadvertently captured a fireball on camera as it whizzed into the atmosphere off the ... See more

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2 days ago
Martinborough Dark Sky Society

Please like this page if you support the idea of creating an International Dark Sky Reserve in the Wairarapa.

The official facebook page for the Martinborough Dark Sky Society

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2 days ago
Te Awamutu Space Centre

Here's a story that was on Radio New Zealand last night... http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/countrylife/audio/2018622054/spaced-out-in-kihikihi

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4 days ago
New Scientist

We've just sent a message to a nearby star to see if there's any life there – and we'll only have to wait 25 years for a reply

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4 days ago
Royal Society NZ

Congrats to Gerry Gilmore for getting the honorary fellowship!

Congratulations to our new Fellows, FRSNZ, an honour that recognises true international distinction in research and scholarship. This year they come from a range of fields from fine arts to computer ... See more

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4 days ago
Space.com

It depends on when you ask! The recently discovered planet is orbiting the red dwarf star Ross 128, 11 light years away from our solar system in the Virgo constellation. But the star system is moving ... See more

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5 days ago
Scientists Will Look For Signs of Life on This Newly Discovered Earth-Size Planet

Just 11 light years away!

At just 11 light-years from our Solar System, a newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest we've ever found that's temperate enough to potentially host and sustain life.

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5 days ago
The Sound (& Visions) of Silence

Definitely worth taking 5 minutes out of your day to watch this...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgBKFEeXfww&feature=youtu.be

“Sharing the incomparable silent beauty of our planet with all our fellow travelers on this, our Spaceship Earth.” @SergeyISS @Astro_Paolo @Astrokomrade “Our...

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6 days ago
Te Awamutu Space Centre

It's always nice to get visitors who work in the space industry. Today we met Mike Whitten from NASA's Johnson Space Center. Sorry my selfie game isn't the best but it is what it is. Thanks for ... See more

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