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

    20:00 -23:00
    Brooklyn Hill Wind Turbine
    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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    November Monthly Society Meeting

    19:30 -21:00
    Space Place
    Carter Observatory, Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

    This meeting is our AGM.

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    November Observing Evening

    20:00 -23:00
    Tawa College
    38A Duncan St, Tawa, Wellington 5028, New Zealand

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