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.

3 weeks ago
Rocket Lab

Scrubbed for the day. The team identified an issue with the motor controller, so we're taking the day to take a closer look at data. Stay tuned for updates!

3 weeks ago
Rocket Lab

Scrubbed for the day. The team identified an issue with the motor controller, so we're taking the day to take a closer look at data. Stay tuned for updates!

3 weeks ago
‘I’ve never seen anything like this’: Astronomers dazzled by brilliant supernova

A real puzzle!

The unusual flash from a galaxy 200 million light-years away grew much brighter much faster than the standard exploding star.

3 weeks ago
‘I’ve never seen anything like this’: Astronomers dazzled by brilliant supernova

A real puzzle!

The unusual flash from a galaxy 200 million light-years away grew much brighter much faster than the standard exploding star.

3 weeks ago
Rocket Lab

The target T-0 for today's #ItsBusinessTime launch is 14:10 NZST (02:10 UTC). Livestream available approx 20 minutes prior to launch at www.rocketlabusa.com/live-stream

The target T-0 for today's #ItsBusinessTime launch is 14:10 NZST (02:10 UTC). Livestream available approx 20 minutes prior to launch at www.rocketlabusa.com/live-stream

3 weeks ago
Rocket Lab

The target T-0 for today's #ItsBusinessTime launch is 14:10 NZST (02:10 UTC). Livestream available approx 20 minutes prior to launch at www.rocketlabusa.com/live-stream

The target T-0 for today's #ItsBusinessTime launch is 14:10 NZST (02:10 UTC). Livestream available approx 20 minutes prior to launch at www.rocketlabusa.com/live-stream

3 weeks ago
Rocket Lab

It's Business Time launch update: The down range tracking dish is now up and running, but weather conditions for Monday 25 June NZST are unfavorable so no launch attempt tomorrow. Now targeting no ... See more

3 weeks ago
Rocket Lab

It's Business Time launch update: The down range tracking dish is now up and running, but weather conditions for Monday 25 June NZST are unfavorable so no launch attempt tomorrow. Now targeting no ... See more

3 weeks ago
Exploring the Solar System from Europe

If you happen to be free Friday 13 July 10am and can get to the Hutt this looks like a fascinating talk!
https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/exploring-the-solar-system-from-europe-tickets-47245482510

The British High Commission and Callaghan Innovation invite you to join us for morning tea and a presentation by Siân Cleaver, a Mission Systems Engineer at Airbus Defence and Space in the UK. Siân ... See more

3 weeks ago
Exploring the Solar System from Europe

If you happen to be free Friday 13 July 10am and can get to the Hutt this looks like a fascinating talk!
https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/exploring-the-solar-system-from-europe-tickets-47245482510

The British High Commission and Callaghan Innovation invite you to join us for morning tea and a presentation by Siân Cleaver, a Mission Systems Engineer at Airbus Defence and Space in the UK. Siân ... See more

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