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 November monthly meeting will be held at the the usual time and place.  That is at Space Place (Carter observatory) on the first Wednesday of November which is the 1st.  This is our AGM.  More details will be posted here and on our Facebook page closer to the date.

What humans do on Mars

 

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 weeks ago
World Space Week | Celebrate UN-declared World Space Week, 4-10 October annually, the largest space event in the world

World Space Week begins today, 4 - 10 October.
Since its United Nations declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 2,700 events in 86 ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

"Ah, New Zealand! Brilliant!" Astrophysicist Nicholas Rattenbury talks to TVNZ about the response to the New Zealand Space Agency at last week's International Astronautical Congress.

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3 weeks ago
Hutt Library - Astronomy night:: So, our Universe is a Hologram?

So, our Universe is a Hologram? - Antony Gomez

Some scientists believe we’re living in a very complex hologram. That life as we know it might be just an illusion. Antony Gomez, President of the ... See more

So, our Universe is a Hologram? - Antony Gomez

Some scientists believe we’re living in a very complex hologram. That life as we know it might be just an illusion. Antony Gomez, President of the ... See more

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3 weeks ago
WAS October meeting - Exploring Mars with 150,000 Earthlings

Please note the change of date, time and venue for our October meeting.
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Exploring Mars with 150,000 Earthlings - Dr. Meg Schwamb

Mars is a dynamic ... See more

Please note the change of date, time and venue for our October meeting.
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Exploring Mars with 150,000 Earthlings - Dr. Meg Schwamb

Mars is a dynamic ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Gifford Observatory Painting

WAS members and supporters are invited to help the Cretney Bequest Committee paint over graffiti at the Gifford Observatory.

All materials and tools will be supplied, courtesy of the Wellington City ... See more

WAS members and supporters are invited to help the Cretney Bequest Committee paint over graffiti at the Gifford Observatory.

All materials and tools will be supplied, courtesy of the Wellington City ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Night Sky - October 2017.pdf

Night Sky for October 2017 - courtesy of the University of Canterbury.

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3 weeks ago
Photos from Wellington Astronomical Society's post

Thanks to everyone who came to our Wairarapa observing night yesterday - the clouds behaved enough for us to see the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter and a few other gems.

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3 weeks ago
Happy Facts

Amazing photo

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3 weeks ago

If you're in the Wairarapa this weekend, come and join us in Martinborough on Sat evening (Sept 30th). We will be looking at the Moon, Saturn and maybe a glimpse of Jupiter and other wonders through ... See more

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3 weeks ago
ScienceAlert

There are no borders in space.

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