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 August, that is the 1st of August at Space Place/Carter Observatory.  Details of the meeting will be posted here and on our Facebook page closer to the date.

 

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
Skunk Bear

This is a really cool way to learn about the northern sky! Wouldn’t it be great to have a southern hemisphere version?

Spending some warm summer nights under the stars? We put together this handy guide to help you navigate the heavens, find a bunch of constellations, and learn their stories.

2 weeks ago
Night Sky - July 2018.pdf

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

2 weeks ago
Space Place

A big thank you to all the people who got up early and made it up to Mt Victoria for the Matariki Dawn Viewing this morning!
Space Place Science Communicator Haritina Mogosanu was there to give a ... See more

3 weeks ago
Lillian

Thank you for coming to Wā Ora Montessori School. It was a fabulous night for stargazing. Was great to see the moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars!!

3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to Wā Ora Montessori School. It was a fabulous night for stargazing. Was great to see the moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars!!

3 weeks ago
Space.com

Gutted but I’m sure it’ll be worth it

"We have to get this right here on the ground before we go to space,..."

3 weeks ago
ScienceAlert

This is a big WOW moment!

It has everything needed to host alien life!

3 weeks ago
Rocket Lab

No launch attempt today. The team is taking the day to review data from yesterday's motor controller issue. New target T-0 is being assessed.

3 weeks ago
Three of The World's Greatest Minds Just Published a New Take on The Famous Fermi Paradox

Where are the aliens??

The Fermi Paradox remains a stumbling block when it comes to the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI).

3 weeks ago
Hubble’s Messier Catalog

Amazing images of all the Messier objects! Click on each image to get more details on the object.

Some galaxies, nebulas and star clusters are visible with backyard telescopes, binoculars or the unaided eye. Explore a new Hubble gallery of such objects from the popular Messier catalog and learn ... See more

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