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 June, that is the 6th of June 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
Stellar discovery could prompt a rethink on the universe

A University of Auckland astrophysicist was involved in this discovery!

NZ astrophysicist in discovery that could change what we understand about the universe.

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2 weeks ago
ScienceAlert

Baby Black Hole!

Smashing!

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2 weeks ago
Reality Beyond Matter

Stunning!

Incredible footage of Mars taken by NASA

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2 weeks ago
Night Sky - June 2018.pdf

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

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2 weeks ago
ABC Science

The quietest place on Earth!

The quietest place on earth.

The Murchison Radio-Astronomy Observatory in Western Australia is a special place.

#StargazingABC

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2 weeks ago
Lufthansa Technik

Whoop whoop it’s coming back!

We know that some of you were impatiently waiting for the SOFIA to depart. And if you missed it? No worries. We collected the best moments for you in our video. ✈️ #keepyouflying #NASA747 ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Nasa astronaut reveals the lows of space travel: packing poo with her hand

Happy Thursday from Wellington Astronomical Society - the society that brings you the latest in local and international space and astronomy news.
TODAY'S NEWS: Squishing poo in space.
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The space station's toilet looks like a wet vac, "flushes" every 10 days...and you have to pack poo by hand.

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3 weeks ago
Math Addicts

Interesting result!

This changes the way we think about space-time.

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3 weeks ago
ScienceAlert

This will blow you away.

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3 weeks ago
New Zealand Students' Space Association

Inaugral Students in Space Conference - May 2018

On Monday 21st May we held the inaugural Students in Space conference. It was a great success, with attendees of all ages bursting with questions, space quizzes, planetarium shows, and most of all, ... See more

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