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 our end of year Christmas party.  It will be held at the Collegians Cricket Club, Anderson Park rather than our usual venue at Space Place.  More details can be found here and on our Facebook page.

Note there will be no regular monthly meeting in January.  Our next regular meeting will be held on the first Wednesday in February 7th of January.  Details will be available closer to this 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.

Space Party

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
Wellington Astronomical Society 2017 Christmas Party

Join us for our Christmas Party, our last gathering for 2017.

B.Y.O.T. (Bring Your Own Telescope - if you have one)
B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Booze)
B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Dish - potluck dinner / ... See more

Join us for our Christmas Party, our last gathering for 2017.

B.Y.O.T. (Bring Your Own Telescope - if you have one)
B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Booze)
B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Dish - potluck dinner / ... See more

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1 week ago
I fucking love science

Oh look the earth is round!

An astronaut wore a GoPro in space. This is what he captured.

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1 week ago
Physics-Astronomy.com

What IS that?

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Rocket Lab

On December 8 NZDT, Rocket Lab will open a 10 day window in which our team will attempt to launch our second Electron rocket, Still Testing.

This second Electron launch from the Māhia Peninsula in ... See more

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1 week ago
Martinborough Dark Sky Society

Congratulations to the newly formed Martinborough Dark Sky Society! Two of our WAS members are on the committee!! 😊

Proud to announce the society forms have been signed and the very first committee of 7 has been voted in!

Wonderful to have both the Wellington Astronomical Society and Wairarapa Astronomy Society ... See more

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1 week ago

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for the special lady in your life? Look no further!
There is ONE Wellington Astronomical Society tshirt (large, women's) that has become available. This ... See more

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2 weeks ago

There will be no observing at Tawa College this evening. The forecast is for clouds so we are cancelling tonight's event.

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2 weeks ago
International Dark-Sky Association

We're looking at results of a major new light pollution study, released today, that shows just how much the use of artificial light at night has changed around the world in the past five years. The ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Do dark matter and dark energy exist?

Interesting article!

Researchers have hypothesized that the universe contains "dark matter." They have also posited the existence of "dark energy." These two hypotheses account for the movement of stars in galaxies and ... See more

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2 weeks ago
One of the Oldest and Most Distant Objects in the Universe Has Been Discovered

A star-forming galaxy 12.8 billion light-years away offers insight into the early days of our universe after the Big Bang roughly 13.7 billion years ago.

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