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 November which is the 1st.  This is our AGM.  More details will be posted here and on our Facebook page closer to the date.

What humans do on Mars

 

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.

12 hours ago
TED-Ed

Imagine setting sail from Hawaii in a canoe. Your target is a small island thousands of kilometers away...

How did Polynesian wayfinders navigate the Pacific Ocean?

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12 hours ago
OMGTech

Another incredible role model for our girls in science. Check out Dr Iona Weir !!

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12 hours ago
Space.com

Top books to gift any youngster who's thirsty for SPACE...

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1 day ago
ScienceAlert

What a time to be alive!

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1 day ago
Space.com

Christmas is coming!

The perfect holiday gift for the little scientist in your life.

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2 days ago
Space.com

So much Gold and Platinum! UC Berkeley theoretical astrophysicist breaks down how much of the precious metals may have been produced by the neutron star merger.
Video by Roxanne Makasdjian and ... See more

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2 days ago
I fucking love science

Today it was reported that scientists have directly observed two neutron stars merging. Let's take a moment to remember this incredible woman and her contribution to science.

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3 days ago
Space.com

Hubble observes neutron star merger!

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured imagery of the source of the gravitational waves detection. Learn more about it from the Hubblecast video series.

Credit: ESA/Hubble

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3 days ago
In A Historic Discovery, A Neutron Star Merger Has Been Observed For The Very First Time

Historic discovery of a neutron star merger!

The fifth observation of gravitational waves (GW) marks the beginning of a new era in astronomy. On August 17, 2017, the LIGO and VIRGO collaborations dete

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3 days ago
Physics-Astronomy.com

House-Sized Asteroid That Came 'Damn Close' To Earth This Week May Not Miss Our Planet On Its Return Visit In 2079

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