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.

13 hours ago
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

How Deep is Your Red?
NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter investigates the depth of the Great Red Spot
https://go.nasa.gov/2C5gAqD

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1 day ago
Rocket Lab

Anyone else waiting!

Catch the video and commentary from todays 'Still Testing' launch attempt from 1.01.23!

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1 day ago
ScienceAlert

Finally they are going to check out what we have all been thinking!

We're so down for this.

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2 days ago
Who’s launching what

Amazing to see how many rockets get launched in a month!

The rocket launch scheduled from Earth for the rest of December, if all goes well.

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3 days ago
I fucking love science

It's on.

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6 days ago
Telescope Basics with Mark Thompson

Telescope basics with Mark Thompson!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ0IhSBNjvE&feature=youtu.be

New to the astronomy and not sure how to go about choosing your first telescope? TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson presents the basics.

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1 week ago
Stardome Observatory and Planetarium

Hello Aotearoa! What an amazing shot from ESA - European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet aboard the ISS.

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1 week ago
The Juno Space Probe Isn't Where It Should Be, And This Isn't The First Time It's Happened

It's a real mystery!

In the early 1960s, scientists developed the gravity-assist method, where a spacecraft would conduct a flyby of a major body in order to increase its speed. Many notable missions have used this ... See more

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1 week ago
National Geographic

Happening around 5am tomorrow morning 4th Dec 2017, the first of three events. Two more take place next month.

On the night of December 3, sky-watchers around the world can revel under the first—and last—full supermoon of the year.

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