Welcome to the WAS website

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

Poster for mid winter dinner

Midwinter Dinner

We are organising a midwinter dinner on Saturday 15th of July.  If you would like more information or would like to attend then please click this link.

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.

We also have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonAstronomicalSociety.  The last few post from the Facebook page are below for your viewing pleasure.

4 days ago
Rocket Lab

Our team is looking forward to hosting local information sessions in Mahia township this coming Saturday!

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4 days ago
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Finds Hundreds of New Exoplanets, Boosts Total to 4,034

Over 200 more planets found in other star systems to add to the growing list including 10 earth sized planets in habitable zones!

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has been used to detect 219 new planet candidates, including 10 in the so-called habitable zones of the stars they orbit.

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5 days ago
Spaceweather.com

Love this image, a comet amongst the galaxies. Going out tonight to find it!

HYPERBOLIC COMET JOHNSON: Comet Johnson (C/2015 V2) has just entered the galaxy-rich constellation Virgo, and it is passing by a spectacular array of star systems. Amateur astronomer Rolando Ligustri ... See more

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5 days ago
Space.com

NASA has scheduled a press conference to discuss new findings by the Kepler space telescope for today at 11 a.m.

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6 days ago
Timeline Photos

We had a brilliant night's observing last night with a good crowd of people at our base at Tawa College. Even from this non-dark sky site we saw some wonderful deep sky objects - Jewel box, Omega ... See more

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1 week ago
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Behold: the final stage in the evolution of a star similar to our sun…also known as a planetary nebula. Glowing like a multifaceted jewel, this nebula will gradually disperse into space over the ... See more

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1 week ago
ScienceAlert

Let's do this.

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1 week ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

The Wellington Food Truck event in Lower Hutt last night. Unfortunately the clouds didn't allow us to have the telescopes out but we still enjoyed the music and the food 😊

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1 week ago
Wellington Astronomical Society Observing

The new WAS observatory is operational at Tawa College. See the many wonderful objects, star clusters, galaxies, dying stars and nebulae around and near the Southern Cross, the spectacular globular ... See more

The new WAS observatory is operational at Tawa College. See the many wonderful objects, star clusters, galaxies, dying stars and nebulae around and near the Southern Cross, the spectacular globular ... See more

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1 week ago
Kiwi photographer's night-sky photos turn heads worldwide

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11876690&ref=NZH_tw&ref=NZH_Tw

Kiwi photographer Paul Wilson has captured stunning images of New Zealand night skies.

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