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 July, that is the 4th of July 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.

4 days ago


Exclusive NASA footage confirms there is water on Mars! 😱😱

1 week ago

A fitting tribute!

So fitting.

1 week ago

How cool is this!

What a time to be alive!

1 week 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.

1 week ago

Congratulations to Paraparaumu College student Callum Greig for being selected to attend the International Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Callum hopes to study engineering at university and then ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

Check out what WAS member and teacher Matt Boucher has been getting up to with his students - art and science combined understanding exoplanets!

2 weeks ago
Martinborough Dark Sky Society

Go Mitre 10!

P&K Martinborough and Mitre 10 New Zealand are going all out to protect our environment this month.

Not only leading the plastic bag free initiative, but also distributing our new Responsible ... See more

2 weeks ago
Ancient Organics Discovered on Mars

Video explaining the latest discovery.

The Curiosity rover has discovered ancient organic molecules on Mars, embedded within sedimentary rocks that are billions of years old. News Release: https:/...

2 weeks ago
NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter

More exciting news!

Just keep spinning, just keep spinning…

NASA approved an update to my science operations until July 2021, providing for an additional 41 months in orbit around Jupiter!

More info: ... See more

2 weeks ago

WOW! This is amazing!!


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