Welcome to the WAS website

Wellington Astronomical Society is an incorporated society and registered charity for promoting astronomy in and around the Wellington region.

Next WAS meeting will be at Space Place (Carter Observatory) 7:30P.M. on Wednesday 6th of September.  Further details here, on the Facebook page and in the newsletter closer to the meeting.

Cassini Death Party
Saturday 16th September

WAS are holding a special bacchanalian wake to celebrate the achievements, and mourn the demise of the Cassini spacecraft. Event will be at the Wellington Collegians Cricket Club.  Further details will be posted closer to the date.  Will be a lot of fun so plan on joining us.

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 days ago
International Space Station

While millions experienced #Eclipse2017, only six people saw the umbra, or moon's shadow, over the United States from space today.

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2 days ago
Solar Eclipse 2017: Live Coverage of the Solar Eclipse 21 August 2017

If you want to watch the whole 4 hour NASA broadcast or skim through parts of it. Starts with views from an aircraft over the Pacific, sites across the US to a view from the International Space ... See more

We will be following the NASA TV live coverage of the 2017 solar eclipse and it crosses the United States. Coverage starts at 12pm ET Subscribe For More Vide...

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2 days ago
International Space Station

The space station transits the sun at 5 miles per second during the #Eclipse2017 in this video captured at 1,500 frames per second with a high-speed camera and taken near Banner, Wyoming.

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2 days ago
Eclipse Live Stream | Total Solar Eclipse 2017

If you are having difficulty watching the NASA live feed try this site. Click on the Facebook Live link or one of the other links.

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring ... See more

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3 days ago
Solar Eclipse 2017

Watch the Solar Eclipse live from multiple NASA sites which includes a 360 live feed that will allow you to not just look at the eclipse but around you too. Most of these sites will start their live ... See more

NASA covers the August 21 solar eclipse live from coast to coast, from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station.

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3 days ago

Eclipse drinking game:
Drink every time the eclipse is mentioned and they accidentally use the word astrology instead of astronomy
😂 🍺🍷🍹🍸

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3 days ago
Stardome Observatory and Planetarium

If you want to catch a livestream of the eclipse...

Haven't made it to the US in time to witness the total solar eclipse tomorrow? Don't worry, we've got you covered. But...there's a catch! The big event will happen at 4:00AM NZT. For those dedicated ... See more

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4 days ago
Laintal

If your stuck in NZ this is one way to see the eclipse

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4 days ago
ScienceAlert

The mother of near-Earth asteroids.

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5 days ago
ScienceAlert

Brightest fireworks in the Universe!

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