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.

 

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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 day ago
Te Papa

100 years ago Ernest Rutherford is said to have remarked that he had 'broken the machine and touched the ghost of matter’.

Rutherford was carrying out experiments to break up the atom around this ... See more

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Physics-Astronomy.com

BREAKING: ESO Observations Show First Interstellar Asteroid Is Like Nothing Seen Before

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1 day ago
I fucking love science

Wow!

Santa?

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4 days ago
Seeker

You can now visit Venus thanks to Google Maps.

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4 days ago
Wow! Astronaut Captures Incredible View of 'Fireball' Meteor from Space (Video)

Pretty incredible!

While filming an incredible view of Earth from space, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) inadvertently captured a fireball on camera as it whizzed into the atmosphere off the ... See more

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Martinborough Dark Sky Society

Please like this page if you support the idea of creating an International Dark Sky Reserve in the Wairarapa.

The official facebook page for the Martinborough Dark Sky Society

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4 days ago
Te Awamutu Space Centre

Here's a story that was on Radio New Zealand last night... http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/countrylife/audio/2018622054/spaced-out-in-kihikihi

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6 days ago
New Scientist

We've just sent a message to a nearby star to see if there's any life there – and we'll only have to wait 25 years for a reply

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6 days ago
Royal Society NZ

Congrats to Gerry Gilmore for getting the honorary fellowship!

Congratulations to our new Fellows, FRSNZ, an honour that recognises true international distinction in research and scholarship. This year they come from a range of fields from fine arts to computer ... See more

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Space.com

It depends on when you ask! The recently discovered planet is orbiting the red dwarf star Ross 128, 11 light years away from our solar system in the Virgo constellation. But the star system is moving ... See more

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