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.

 

Make My Day

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Our Facebook page is at this link.  The last few post from the Facebook page are included below for your viewing pleasure.

2 weeks ago
I fucking love science

I seriously don't know which is best. The Mars rover? The enormous War Of The Worlds alien? Seriously amazing.

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2 weeks ago
Royal Society Te Apārangi - The hottest stuff in the universe

Check out the astronomy-related projects in this year's Marsden Fund ... See more

"Dr Jonathan Squire from the University of Otago will study the behaviour of plasma \\u2013 the fourth state of matter, which makes up stars \\u2013 under extremely hot conditions. This will improve ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Want your child to be an engineer? Give them a falcon or go stargazing

https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/21/hobbies-key-to-childrens-interest-in-maths-science-engineering

Hobbies such as beekeeping or model building are the key to a technical career, study finds

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3 weeks ago
Small Asteroid or Comet 'Visits' from Beyond the Solar System

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6983

A small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy.

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3 weeks ago
International Space Station

We saw the ISS come pass a couple of times last night during our InOMN event at the Wellington waterfront. Good timing ISS!! 😊

It's International Observe The Moon night! Here's a photo of the Moon from the space station.

5 things that may surprise you about the Moon: ... See more

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3 weeks ago

We were down at the Wellington waterfront last night for International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), an event occuring all around the world. The city was buzzing with people who were attending the ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Mystery space object may be first confirmed interstellar visitor

Okay, so it's not wearing a silver jumpsuit and wielding a probe, but this space visitor is still fascinating.

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3 weeks ago

There will be no observing at Tawa College tonight as advertised in the Society newsletter. We will be down by Wellington waterfront near the lagoon for International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN). ... See more

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3 weeks ago
I fucking love science

Turns out there is such a thing as a silly question!

*facepalm*

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