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 December monthly meeting will be held at the the usual time and place.  That is at Space Place (Carter observatory) on the first Wednesday of December which is the 6th.  More details will be posted here and on our Facebook page closer to the date.

 

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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
Night Sky - November 2017.pdf

Night Sky for November 2017 courtesy of the University of Canterbury.
(Apologies for the delay - got caught up with last week's AGM and forgot to post this 🙁 )

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2 weeks ago
ScienceAlert

This amazing image shows the Sun from its surface (left) to its upper atmosphere (right), all taken at about the same time on 27 October, 2017. The upper atmosphere is around 10 million degrees ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Space.com

The fifth primary mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope was just cast at the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab. See video of this fascinating process here.
Read more about it ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Mark

13 hours of looking up in Wellington, New Zealand.

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3 weeks ago
Lee

Wellingtonians! It is important to be well informed on topics that affect our whānau and environment. It's also important we can trust our council to have our best interests at heart. It is ... See more

No, I don't want 4000K LED lights which will interrupt my melatonin levels at night and make me more susceptible to mental health problems and cancer... plus harm wildlife noctural patterns... Radio ... See more

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3 weeks ago
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

It's never too early to plan next year's pumpkin. 🎃 Get tips and inspiration from NASA engineers and their next-level designs: https://go.nasa.gov/2zGZkWJ

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3 weeks ago
I fucking love science

I seriously don't know which is best. The Mars rover? The enormous War Of The Worlds alien? Seriously amazing.

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3 weeks ago
Royal Society Te Apārangi - The hottest stuff in the universe

Check out the astronomy-related projects in this year's Marsden Fund ... See more

"Dr Jonathan Squire from the University of Otago will study the behaviour of plasma \\u2013 the fourth state of matter, which makes up stars \\u2013 under extremely hot conditions. This will improve ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Want your child to be an engineer? Give them a falcon or go stargazing

https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/21/hobbies-key-to-childrens-interest-in-maths-science-engineering

Hobbies such as beekeeping or model building are the key to a technical career, study finds

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