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 April, that is the 5th of April 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 week ago
This NASA Video Tour of the Moon in 4K Is Simply Breathtaking

Pretty amazing tour of our nearest neighbour!

Images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are not only helping planners with future human missions to the moon, but are also revealing new information about the moon's evolution and structure.

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1 week ago
MULTICOLOUR '3D' DISPLAY-SATURN LED LIGHT LAMP

Just spotted this Saturn lamp for sale on TradeMe in Upper Hutt!
https://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living/lamps/desk-lamps/auction-1598097698.htm?rsqid=bba02d1052354f539b1b97322613f535

MULTICOLOUR '3D' DISPLAY-SATURN LED LIGHT LAMP--USB POWERED NOTE: - INDOOR USE ONLY IF BUYER PICKS UP-CASH AT DOOR ONLY.THANKS This lamp uses a 16-co...

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1 week ago
Andie Pryce: The Undiscovered Nebulae – Travels in spacetime – Depot Artspace

If you happen to be in Auckland between now & April 22nd this exhibition on nebulae in popular culture looks like it's worth a ... See more

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1 week ago
Public Lecture: Eclipsed?

Sorry for the late notice but an interesting talk on tonight in the city.

Here is a unique opportunity to hear from someone who articulates for us all the contributions of both science and faith in the pursuit of truth.

Come at 6:00pm for refreshments.
Lecture starts at ... See more

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1 week ago
Astrophotography / Deep Sky Observing

We having another event at the Brooklyn Hill Wind Turbine this coming Saturday evening. Please be at the gates by 7:00pm. The gates will be opened for cars to drive in and closed again at 7:15pm. ... See more

We having another event at the Brooklyn Hill Wind Turbine this coming Saturday evening. Please be at the gates by 7:00pm. The gates will be opened for cars to drive in and closed again at 7:15pm. ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Royal Society Te Apārangi

If you are or you know a teacher who wants to develop science at their school check this out! It’s called the Science Teaching Leadership Programme

Click through to hear Palmerston North teacher Sharyn Loveridge speaking with Jesse Mulligan 1pm to 4pm on how both her and her school Ross Intermediate School are benefiting from the Science ... See more

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2 weeks ago
ScienceAlert

Hopefully not for a while yet!

Well, that's just great.

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2 weeks ago
Could Life Exist in the Clouds of Venus?

This would be amazing!

An international team of researchers lays out a case that the hunt for life beyond Earth should also include the clouds of Venus.

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2 weeks ago
The centre of our galaxy may be swarming with 10,000 black holes

Wow!

We knew that the centre of the Milky Way was home to a supermassive black hole. But now we’ve also spotted evidence of 10,000 smaller black holes flanking it

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2 weeks ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

A special thanks to Lee Mauger for a wonderful presentation on origins of the Space & Science Festival and the dark sky initiatives in the Wairarapa.

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