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.

6 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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6 days ago
Emeline

More news from the Center of Space Science Technology in Alexandra

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1 week 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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1 week 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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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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2 weeks ago
ScienceAlert

The video of all the images stitched together is amazing!

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