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.

1 day ago
SOFIA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

Calling all astronomers: We're now accepting observing proposals! From the stratosphere, we can study objects and phenomena, like the Omega Nebula, at wavelengths inaccessible to other observatories. ... See more

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1 day ago
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Researchers want to know if a centuries-old tool could be used in emergency navigation situations for future spacecraft. To test it out, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will verify ... See more

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1 day ago
This Summer Solstice, Earth's Days Are Longer Than Ever

Happy Winter Solstice Day everyone!! Happening today at 10:07pm 21st June 2018 where we head back into longer days. Good article below but written from northern hemisphere perspective.

Earth hasn't always had a 24-hour day. Here's what that means for the June solstice.

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1 day ago
Wellington Astronomical Society

Thanks to those of you who filled out the survey for Yoobee Design School students so they could gather data on designing their stargazing app.
For those interested, here's the preview they came up ... See more

Students at Youbee Design School have been tasked with creating a stargazing app designed for Wellingtonians. They are trying to gather information on what Wellington Astronomers are looking for in ... See more

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3 days ago
Black Holes Could Actually Be Colliding Wormholes

This is new!!!

Like the gravitational waves left behind by merging black holes, detectable ripples in space-time could come from colliding wormholes.

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3 days ago
ScienceAlert

"Missing link" black hole!

We weren't sure they even exist.

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3 days ago
Physics-Astronomy.com

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Exclusive NASA footage confirms there is water on Mars! 😱😱
Via UNILAD Tech

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6 days ago
ScienceAlert

A fitting tribute!

So fitting.

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6 days ago
ScienceAlert

How cool is this!

What a time to be alive!

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6 days ago

Sorry everyone but we are cancelling tonight's astrophotography/deep sky observing event. It is pretty cloudy and not going to improve. We will try again next month.

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