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.

1 week ago
Physics-Astronomy.com

Michio Kaku Explains String Theory

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1 week ago
ScienceAlert

Something new about our own Moon!

It would have been a very different place.

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2 weeks ago
Space.com

Check out why these astronauts are conducting a spacewalk today.

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2 weeks ago
Physics-Astronomy.com

Hubble Just Confirmed The Largest Ocean World in Our Solar System And Its Not On Earth

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2 weeks ago
I fucking love science

Check out the video of this, it's intense.

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2 weeks ago
Space.com

Congratulations!

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2 weeks ago
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Send your name out-of-this-world...to MARS! Our Mars InSight lander will carry your name to the Red Planet if submitted by Nov 1: https://go.nasa.gov/InSightPass

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2 weeks ago
Nobel Prize for Physics: Einstein Would Be 'Flabbergasted' by Gravitational Wave Win

Only one thing to say: WOW!

Einstein would be pleased — but flabbergasted — to hear the details of humanity's first direct detection of gravitational waves, according to one of three new Nobel winners for the discovery.

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2 weeks ago
World Space Week | Celebrate UN-declared World Space Week, 4-10 October annually, the largest space event in the world

World Space Week begins today, 4 - 10 October.
Since its United Nations declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 2,700 events in 86 ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

"Ah, New Zealand! Brilliant!" Astrophysicist Nicholas Rattenbury talks to TVNZ about the response to the New Zealand Space Agency at last week's International Astronautical Congress.

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