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 April, that is the 5th of April 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.

1 week ago
Royal Society Te Apārangi

If you are or you know a teacher who wants to develop science at their school check this out! It’s called the Science Teaching Leadership Programme

Click through to hear Palmerston North teacher Sharyn Loveridge speaking with Jesse Mulligan 1pm to 4pm on how both her and her school Ross Intermediate School are benefiting from the Science ... See more

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1 week ago
ScienceAlert

Hopefully not for a while yet!

Well, that's just great.

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1 week ago
Could Life Exist in the Clouds of Venus?

This would be amazing!

An international team of researchers lays out a case that the hunt for life beyond Earth should also include the clouds of Venus.

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2 weeks ago
The centre of our galaxy may be swarming with 10,000 black holes

Wow!

We knew that the centre of the Milky Way was home to a supermassive black hole. But now we’ve also spotted evidence of 10,000 smaller black holes flanking it

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2 weeks ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

A special thanks to Lee Mauger for a wonderful presentation on origins of the Space & Science Festival and the dark sky initiatives in the Wairarapa.

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2 weeks ago
WAS April meeting - Lee Mauger

The Society monthly meeting is on tonight 7:30pm at Space Place, Carter Observatory. See you there.

This month's meeting will contain the following:
1. Night sky in April
2. Astronomy News
3. Main talk at 8.00pm:

Encouraging the Next Generation of Astronomers - Lee Mauger

Lee emigrated from ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Hashem Al-Ghaili

Our Universe could be part of something much, much bigger called the Multiverse!

We could be living in a multiverse with an infinite number of universes.

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2 weeks ago
Mashable

When nature lends a helping hand!

Finding this star wasn't exactly planned.

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2 weeks ago
Farewell, Tiangong-1: Chinese Space Station Meets Fiery Doom Over South Pacific

Tiangong-1 is no more. China's prototype space station, whose name translates as "Heavenly Palace 1," met a fiery end in Earth's atmosphere today (XXXX), breaking apart and burning up in the skies…

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2 weeks ago
Night Sky - April 2018.pdf

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

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