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 June, that is the 6th of June 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
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

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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.

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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! 👍😄

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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).

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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.

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2 weeks ago
ScienceAlert

Baby Black Hole!

Smashing!

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2 weeks ago
Reality Beyond Matter

Stunning!

Incredible footage of Mars taken by NASA

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3 weeks ago
Night Sky - June 2018.pdf

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

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3 weeks ago
ABC Science

The quietest place on Earth!

The quietest place on earth.

The Murchison Radio-Astronomy Observatory in Western Australia is a special place.

#StargazingABC

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3 weeks ago
Lufthansa Technik

Whoop whoop it’s coming back!

We know that some of you were impatiently waiting for the SOFIA to depart. And if you missed it? No worries. We collected the best moments for you in our video. ✈️ #keepyouflying #NASA747 ... See more

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