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 December monthly meeting will be held at the the usual time and place.  That is at Space Place (Carter observatory) on the first Wednesday of December which is the 6th.  More details will be posted here and on our Facebook page closer to the date.

 

Make My Day

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
Scientists Will Look For Signs of Life on This Newly Discovered Earth-Size Planet

Just 11 light years away!

At just 11 light-years from our Solar System, a newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest we've ever found that's temperate enough to potentially host and sustain life.

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1 week ago
The Sound (& Visions) of Silence

Definitely worth taking 5 minutes out of your day to watch this...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgBKFEeXfww&feature=youtu.be

“Sharing the incomparable silent beauty of our planet with all our fellow travelers on this, our Spaceship Earth.” @SergeyISS @Astro_Paolo @Astrokomrade “Our...

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1 week ago
Te Awamutu Space Centre

It's always nice to get visitors who work in the space industry. Today we met Mike Whitten from NASA's Johnson Space Center. Sorry my selfie game isn't the best but it is what it is. Thanks for ... See more

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2 weeks ago

Already got a retweet and the show’s not even started! 😍

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2 weeks ago
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

We’re saddened by the loss of astronaut Dick Gordon, command module pilot on Apollo 12, the 2nd lunar landing: http://go.nasa.gov/2j8RMJk

"We send our condolences to the family and loved ones of ... See more

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2 weeks ago

If you want to see the International Space Station tonight in Wellington - tonight’s possible clear skies should be a good opportunity!
Details:
Time: Wed Nov 08 10:07 PM, Visible: 2 min, Max ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Professor Brian Cox

Who else is heading to see Professor Brian Cox in Welly tonight? Glad to see the reviews are looking good.
Is anyone going to wear their glow-in-the-dark WAS T-shirt too? I know I am! 😃🌌

Thank you to everyone in Auckland - we had a great time tonight. Also the wine is superb 🙂 @robinince

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2 weeks ago
Night Sky - November 2017.pdf

Night Sky for November 2017 courtesy of the University of Canterbury.
(Apologies for the delay - got caught up with last week's AGM and forgot to post this 🙁 )

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2 weeks ago
ScienceAlert

This amazing image shows the Sun from its surface (left) to its upper atmosphere (right), all taken at about the same time on 27 October, 2017. The upper atmosphere is around 10 million degrees ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Space.com

The fifth primary mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope was just cast at the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab. See video of this fascinating process here.
Read more about it ... See more

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