Welcome to the new WAS website

Wellington Astronomical Society is an incorporated society and registered charity for promoting astronomy in and around the Wellington region.  This website is still a work in progress.  So if you have any suggestions, gripes or “ata boys” 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.

6 days ago
CosmosUp

Bet you haven't seen the Moon like this before!

The full rotation of the Moon as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

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1 week ago
Astronomy Night: Human Spaceflight

WAS will be there with telescopes. Forecast is looking good to see Jupiter and its 4 Galilean moons.

Hear David Maclennan, founder and former President of the NZ Spaceflight Association, talk about human spaceflight.

Find out what’s needed to keep humans alive in space and what a spacecraft ... See more

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1 week ago
Newfound Alien Planet Is Best Place Yet to Search for Life

A newly discovered exoplanet may jump to the top of the list of places where scientists should go looking for alien life.

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1 week ago
March for Science Wellington

The march will start in Civic Square taking the City to Sea bridge to Te Papa. A rally will then be held in the ampitheatre outside the Te Papa Cafe from 11.30pm. The rally will include speeches from ... See more

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1 week ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

If you happen to be driving through the Waikato and stumble upon the town of Kihikihi we highly recommend stopping off at Te Awamutu Space Centre. 2 WAS members did just that and had a lot of fun ... See more

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1 week ago
New Zealand Geographic

When our nearest neighbour comes waltzing by ...... in a couple billion years.

If you noticed something pretty big hurtling towards you at 120 kilometres per second, you’d be worried, right?

📷: NASA

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1 week ago
Space.com

A good explanation on video.

Today, NASA made an exciting announcement about Saturn's moon Enceladus. What did scientists find beneath the icy moon's frozen surface? Space.com's Sarah Lewin and Hanneke Weitering explain. ... See more

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1 week ago
Potential Energy Source for Life Spotted on Saturn Moon Enceladus

Potential Energy Source for Life Spotted on Saturn Moon Enceladus

Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is looking more and more like a habitable world.

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1 week ago
Stuff.co.nz

Kiwi Beatrice Tinsley changed the way the world thought about the universe, all before her death at 40.

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