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.

4 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

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6 days ago
Space.com

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

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6 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

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1 week ago

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

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1 week ago
I fucking love science

It's a big deal!

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1 week ago
Astro-Physicist or Amateur Astronomer

Astronomers and Astro-physicists assemble!
https://www.thebigidea.nz/work/215873-astro-physicist-or-amateur-astronomer

Delineate Immediate Area of Outer Space Into Coordinates

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1 week ago
Horowhenua Astronomical Society

Hi all
Bookings are now open for the 5th HASI Astrophotography Weekend at Foxton Beach Bible Camp taking place from 17th to 19th November. Please book early to avoid disappointment. ... See more

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1 week ago
WAS Astrophotography Group / Deep Sky Observing

A number of people turned up for last month's event and enjoyed it so we will continue to use Brookyn Hill when we can for both astrophotography and dark sky observing. Please be at the gates by ... See more

A number of people turned up for last month's event and enjoyed it so we will continue to use Brookyn Hill when we can for both astrophotography and dark sky observing. Please be at the gates by ... See more

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1 week ago
Gifford Observatory Painting

WAS members and supporters are invited to help the Cretney Bequest Committee paint over graffiti at the Gifford Observatory.

All materials and tools will be supplied, courtesy of the Wellington City ... See more

WAS members and supporters are invited to help the Cretney Bequest Committee paint over graffiti at the Gifford Observatory.

All materials and tools will be supplied, courtesy of the Wellington City ... See more

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1 week ago
Space.com

Studying the atmospheres of exoplanets! It won't be long, especially when the James Webb telescope comes online, that we will discover life on other worlds!

The Hubble Space Telescope's instruments are pushed to their limits when trying to detect the composition of exoplanet atmospheres. The Hubblecast video series explains.

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