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.

1 week ago
Quiz: How much do you know about telescopes?

A fun telescope quiz to start your Friday!

Telescopes allow us to peer back to the furthest reaches of the universe. How much do you know about what they can tell us?

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1 week ago
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Getting there!

As NASA's James Webb Space Telescope wraps up a nine-month stay at NASA's Johnson Space Center , take a look at this timelapse video that chronicles its critical testing: http://go.nasa.gov/2mguXB6

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1 week ago
Rocket Lab

Make a note in your diaries!

New year, new #StillTesting launch window! A nine day launch window opens January 20 NZDT for our second Electron rocket. Target lift-off during this time will be between 14:30 - 18:30 NZDT (1:30 - ... See more

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1 week ago
'Totally Wrong' on Jupiter: What Scientists Gleaned from NASA's Juno Mission

Totally wrong??

By the time Juno launched, astronomers had a pretty good idea of what to expect from the new images and data it would collect at Jupiter — or so they thought.

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1 week ago
ScienceAlert

The video of all the images stitched together is amazing!

😍😍😍

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1 week ago
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

A remarkable person and pioneer!

We mourn the passing of astronaut John Young. After hearing President Kennedy's bold proposal in 1961 to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth, Young said knew what he had to do. He ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Stardome Observatory and Planetarium

Wondering about the year ahead in space events? Check out NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's plans for 2018 and see what's to come!

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2 weeks ago
Milky Way Kiwi

We published this article for the whole month of January 2018, but because the night sky is such a fascinating place with some many things going on, we thought we would provide a more detailed ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Te Awamutu Space Centre

How exciting! Congrats Dave - hopefully Robyn is coming through Wellington!

Look who left us a lovely card today. Thanks Robyn 🙂

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2 weeks ago
Emeline

KiwiStar lenses made in NZ advancing optical astronomy!

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