Welcome to the WAS website

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

Upcoming Events

WAS Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be help the first Wednesday in February, that is the 5th, at our regular venue of SpacePlace/Carter Observatory.  Further details will be here on the website and on our Facebook page closed to the date.


WAS Membership Subscriptions for 2019-2020

It’s that time of year again when we ask you to renew your membership.  The try and keep the membership fees as low as possible so the fees are the same as last year.  Among other things your membership fees enable us to run public astronomy out reach event and schools visits at no charge to stimulate interest in space and astronomy in the Wellington region. 

The membership year is from September 1st to August 31st. 

Membership Type  

Cost for full-year membership
(1 Sep – 31 Aug)

Cost if applying after 1 Mar
(half year)




Unwaged (full-time students & beneficiaries) 



Associate (if you live 80+km away) 



Family membership (up to 2 caregivers & dependent children) 



If you want to pay your subs using Direct Deposit or Internet Banking: please use acct no 03-0502-0508656-00.  Remember to use your name as reference with your direct deposit, so WAS knows who’s paid.  And of course we are happy to accept real money by post or at the monthly meetings.


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.