Welcome to the WAS website

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

Note there will be no regular monthly meeting in January.  Our next regular meeting will be held on the first Wednesday in February 7th 2018.  In addition to the usual program we will be having a talk by Prof Kathy Campbell about “Hot springs and the search for life on early Earth and Mars”.

A gentle reminder that our subscription year began in September, so WAS looks forward to receiving your subscription renewal if you haven’t done so already.  Renewal information can be found here.

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.

23 hours ago
New Zealand Geographic

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Night falls at Cape Palliser, and as the camera circles the lighthouse, the galactic centre of the Milky Way rises, just before dawn breaks. “I’ve spent a ... See more

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23 hours ago
Martinborough Dark Sky Society

Our website is live here https://martinboroughdarksky.org let us know what you think!

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1 day ago

The view of the Rocket Lab launch at the 2018 Central Star Party, Tuki tuki, Hawkes Bay. Amazing to be able to watch a rocket launch in NZ at an astronomy camp!

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1 day ago
Rocket Lab successfully launches Electron test rocket from Māhia Peninsula

A huge bonus to those of us who attended the Central Star Party in the Hawkes Bay this weekend as we watched the rocket exhaust trail as it rose up into space.

Rocket Lab has successfully launched its second Electron test rocket from the Māhia Peninsula.

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2 days ago
Rocket Lab

Scheduled to launch soon if weather holds. Some of us are in the Hawkes Bay hoping to see it streak across the sky!

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4 days ago
No Such Thing As A Fish

In case you didn't already know...the No Such Thing as a Fish podcast is doing a live show in Wellington in May!

Attention Aussie and Kiwi Fish Fans! Get ready for some facts down under in May 2018!
Please tag and share with your Aussie and Kiwi mates.

Presale: Mon 30 Oct, 12pm until Tue 31 Oct, 5pm (Local ... See more

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5 days ago
HeadsUp - Scienceannounce

Two new satellites are set to launch this year to help NASA study the ionosphere.

The GOLD instrument is set to launch on Jan. 25, and the ICON instrument will launch later in 2018. Find out more ... See more

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5 days ago
Make lighting healthier

An interesting article for all and not just astronomers.

Artificial illumination can stop us sleeping and make us ill. We need fresh strategies and technologies, argues Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska.

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5 days ago
Explorer 1 Anniversary Marks 60 Years of Science in Space - Teachable Moments | NASA/JPL Edu

Bill Pickering is on the ... See more

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6 days ago
Te Awamutu Space Centre

Waipa Post - January 16th, 2018

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