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.

2 hours ago
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Lovely to read all the tributes to Alan Bean - especially communicating his experiences on the moon through his art.

We remember Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the Moon in 1969, commanded the second Skylab crew in 1973 and went on in retirement to paint the remarkable worlds and sights he had seen ... See more

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17 hours ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

Thanks to everyone who came to check out the sun today through our solar scopes at the Space & Science Festival! It was great to see so many of you excited to learn about space 😄🌞🚀

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17 hours ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

Thanks to all of you who guessed the distance of the Earth in our scaled down model at today’s Space & Science Festival! If the sun were the size of a tennis ball 🎾 then Earth would be just ... See more

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4 days ago
Space & Science Festival

Guaranteed fun day out. We will be there with our specialised solar scopes to look at the Sun 🌞

LAST EVENT OF 2018 THIS WEEKEND!

Last chance for this year is the @Day festival at Onslow College on Sat May 26th. Looks like it will be the biggest and busiest so far!

Still a few tickets ... See more

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4 days ago
ScienceAlert

It's been there all this time!

What else is out there?

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1 week ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

A successful evening at the Space & Science Festival with over a thousand people there. We had queues behind each of the 4 telescopes with a fifth telescope live-streaming to a screen. People were ... See more

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1 week ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

Want to learn how to make a telescope? Come and talk to Paul at the Wellington Astronomical Society stand at the Space & Science Festival. Here’s one he made earlier! It’s pretty good to look ... See more

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1 week ago
ScienceAlert

Wow!

BREAKING: We are getting super-close to the cosmic dawn.

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1 week ago
ScienceAlert

The fastest-growing black hole in the Universe.

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1 week ago
Stargazers application

Students at Youbee Design School have been tasked with creating a stargazing app designed for Wellingtonians. They are trying to gather information on what Wellington Astronomers are looking for in ... See more

We are doing this survey to get information on a stargazing app for space place museum.

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