Welcome to the WAS website

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

Our next regular meeting will be held on the first Wednesday in September, that is the 5th of September at Space Place/Carter Observatory.  Details of the meeting are posted here, on our Facebook page and in the monthly newsletter.

2018 – 2019 Subscriptions

We are at the start of the new Financial Year beginning on the 1st September and membership subscription for the year  are now due. Please continue supporting our Society’s activities by renewing your membership. As part of our mission of promoting astronomy through education and public outreach, we endeavour to keep our activities free for everyone to attend.

 

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.

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  • November Astrophotography/Deep Sky Observing

    November Astrophotography/Deep Sky Observing

    20:00 -23:00
    03-11-2018

    Unnamed Road, Owhiro Bay, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

    Unnamed Road, Owhiro Bay, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

    Venue to be confirmed.

    Cancellation due to weather will be on the WAS Facebook.

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  • Astronomy on Tap: Polynesian Navigation

    Astronomy on Tap: Polynesian Navigation

    20:00 -21:00
    06-11-2018

    Carter Observatory, Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

    Carter Observatory, Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

    Learn how the navigators of the Pacific Islands used the stars. 6 November.

    SPACE PLACE / 6 NOVEMBER, 8PM / $39 / TICKET PRICE INCLUDES REFRESHMENTS AND A GLASS OF WINE OR BEER ON ARRIVAL / CASH BAR AVAILABLE

    BOOK HERE

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  • November Monthly Society Meeting

    19:30 -21:00
    07-11-2018

    Carter Observatory, Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

    Carter Observatory, Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

    This meeting is our AGM.

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  • November Observing Evening

    November Observing Evening

    20:00 -23:00
    10-11-2018

    38A Duncan St, Tawa, Wellington 5028, New Zealand

    38A Duncan St, Tawa, Wellington 5028, New Zealand

    If canceled due to weather and announcement will be on the WAS Facebook page.

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  • Space weather: Impacts on New Zealand

    Space weather: Impacts on New Zealand

    18:00 -20:00
    15-11-2018

    11 Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

    11 Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

    Leading New Zealand experts on space weather and its impact on earth will deliver presentations about the high impact, low probability events space weather can contribute to. Damage to electrical networks in extreme cases leading to power blackouts, disruption to GPS navigation systems and knocking out aviation radio systems, to name but a few.

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