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 November monthly meeting will be held at the the usual time and place.  That is at Space Place (Carter observatory) on the first Wednesday of November which is the 1st.  This is our AGM.  More details will be posted here and on our Facebook page closer to the date.

What humans do on Mars

 

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.

18 hours ago
ScienceAlert

What a time to be alive!

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
18 hours ago
Space.com

Christmas is coming!

The perfect holiday gift for the little scientist in your life.

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
1 day ago
Space.com

So much Gold and Platinum! UC Berkeley theoretical astrophysicist breaks down how much of the precious metals may have been produced by the neutron star merger.
Video by Roxanne Makasdjian and ... See more

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
2 days ago
I fucking love science

Today it was reported that scientists have directly observed two neutron stars merging. Let's take a moment to remember this incredible woman and her contribution to science.

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
2 days ago
Space.com

Hubble observes neutron star merger!

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured imagery of the source of the gravitational waves detection. Learn more about it from the Hubblecast video series.

Credit: ESA/Hubble

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
2 days ago
In A Historic Discovery, A Neutron Star Merger Has Been Observed For The Very First Time

Historic discovery of a neutron star merger!

The fifth observation of gravitational waves (GW) marks the beginning of a new era in astronomy. On August 17, 2017, the LIGO and VIRGO collaborations dete

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
3 days ago
Physics-Astronomy.com

House-Sized Asteroid That Came 'Damn Close' To Earth This Week May Not Miss Our Planet On Its Return Visit In 2079

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
4 days ago
Space.com

Juno snaps a one-of-a-kind photo.

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
5 days ago
Gravitational waves: "Unprecedented discovery" to be announced on Monday

Gravitational waves: "Unprecedented discovery" to be announced on Monday

Here’s how to watch the announcement from LIGO and Virgo live

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
6 days ago

A good turnout for Astronomy Night at the Hutt Library. And so it seems the Universe is a hologram after all 😉

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
« 1 of 33 »