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 July, that is the 4th of July 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
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA is live now! https://www.facebook.com/NASA/videos/10156315115551772/

Join us for a lively discussion about two new Mars science results from NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover.

If you have questions about Mars, the Curiosity rover, or upcoming missions to the Red ... See more

2 weeks ago
Astro Masterclass Photography Workshop

For those who have a strong interest in developing their astrophotography skills (it's not cheap!)

Astro Masterclass Photography Workshop, Our 4-day Astro Masterclass Workshop is ..., Twizel Town Centre, Twizel, Canterbury, 10 August 2018 - 13 August 201

2 weeks ago

Thanks to WAS President Antony Gomez for giving such a great talk on the basics of telescopes. It was great to see such a good turnout despite the weather and also have such audience engagement ... See more

2 weeks ago
NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter

More mysteries solved by Juno!

⚡️ mystery solved!

Ever since NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft flew past Jupiter in 1979, scientists have wondered about the origin of Jupiter’s lightning. I found out lightning on Jupiter is the ... See more

2 weeks ago
New Zealand Students' Space Association

Awesome that one of the astronauts studied in Wellington!

Another major launch tonight, as three humans leave Kazakhstan for the International Space Station, including one who studied at Victoria University of Wellington!
Alex Gerst, far right in this ... See more

2 weeks ago
New Horizons Wakes for Historic Kuiper Belt Flyby

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is "awake" and being prepared for the farthest planetary encounter in history – a New Year's Day 2019 flyby of the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule.

2 weeks ago

For those of you attending tonight’s meeting please note that the cable car is out of action so you will need to find an alternative way to get to Space Place! 👍😄

2 weeks ago
What Has NASA's Curiosity Found on Mars? We'll Find Out Thursday

This is going to be interesting! Find out Fri morning.

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently found something intriguing on Mars and the space agency will unveil the discovery to the public in a live webcast Thursday (June 7).

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.

2 weeks ago

Baby Black Hole!


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