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 day 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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1 day 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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2 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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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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2 days ago
Te Awamutu Space Centre

Waipa Post - January 16th, 2018

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3 days ago
WAS February meeting - Prof. Kathy Campbell

This month's meeting will contain the following:
1. Night sky in February
2. Astronomy News
3. Main talk at 8.00pm:

Hot springs and the search for life on early Earth and Mars - Kathy ... See more

This month's meeting will contain the following:
1. Night sky in February
2. Astronomy News
3. Main talk at 8.00pm:

Hot springs and the search for life on early Earth and Mars - Kathy ... See more

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3 days ago
Emeline

More news from the Center of Space Science Technology in Alexandra

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4 days ago
The stories behind Aboriginal star names now recognised by the world's astronomical body

http://theconversation.com/the-stories-behind-aboriginal-star-names-now-recognised-by-the-worlds-astronomical-body-87617

Four star names from Aboriginal Australia have been recognised by the International Astronomical Union. So what are they and where to find them?

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5 days ago
Great Big Story

Importance of origami in space!

Robert Lang is a physicist who worked at NASA studying lasers and has 46 patents on optoelectronics to his name. However, that's not what he's best known for now: he's a legend in the world of ... See more

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