Welcome to the WAS website

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

Our next regular meeting will be held on the first Wednesday in April, that is the 5th of April at Space Place/Carter Observatory.  More details about this upcoming meeting will be posted here and on our Facebook page closer to the date.

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.

What we do

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.

2 weeks ago
WAS April meeting - Lee Mauger

The Society monthly meeting is on tonight 7:30pm at Space Place, Carter Observatory. See you there.

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

Encouraging the Next Generation of Astronomers - Lee Mauger

Lee emigrated from ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Hashem Al-Ghaili

Our Universe could be part of something much, much bigger called the Multiverse!

We could be living in a multiverse with an infinite number of universes.

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2 weeks ago
Mashable

When nature lends a helping hand!

Finding this star wasn't exactly planned.

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3 weeks ago
Farewell, Tiangong-1: Chinese Space Station Meets Fiery Doom Over South Pacific

Tiangong-1 is no more. China's prototype space station, whose name translates as "Heavenly Palace 1," met a fiery end in Earth's atmosphere today (XXXX), breaking apart and burning up in the skies…

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3 weeks ago
Night Sky - April 2018.pdf

The Night Sky for April 2018 courtesy of the University of Canterbury.

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3 weeks ago
Martinborough Dark Sky Society

We're proud to announce the Space & Science Festival and the Martinborough Dark Sky Society have teamed up for the first time to organise an evening of four short talks on "Dark Skies and the Science ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Space.com

Here it is! The Parker Solar Probe! This orbiter will launch in summer 2018 and it will probe the outer corona of the sun. This will be humanity’s first “touch” of the sun #parkersolarprobe ... See more

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3 weeks ago
I fucking love science

This is the first time we've discovered anything like this. It's monumental.

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3 weeks ago
Hubble finds first galaxy in the local Universe without dark matter

http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1806/

An international team of researchers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and several other observatories have, for the first time, uncovered a galaxy in our cosmic neighbourhood that is missing ... See more

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