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

Matariki Dawn viewing, Mt Victoria on Saturday 29th June at 5 -7 am.  Further details here and on Facebook closer to the date.

Our regular Society Meeting will be held at Space Place 3rd of July 19:30 – 21:30 For further details of the meeting will be available here and on Facebook closer to the date..

WAS Astrophotography group / Dark Sky Observing – Saturday 6th of July from 7.00 pm, Star Field – John Whitby’s dark sky site.  Further details closer to the date.

Wellington Explorers – Matt Reading Saturday 6th of July 6 – 8 pm The Lookout Reserve, which runs off the end off The Quarterdeck, off Ayton Drive, Whitby.  Further details are here.


NASA Apollo 11 in Real Time

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing NASA has created a website where you can follow the moon landing in real time.  This website replays the Apollo 11 mission as it happened, 50 years ago. It consists entirely of historical material, all timed to Ground Elapsed Time–the master mission clock. Footage of Mission Control, film shot by the astronauts, and television broadcasts transmitted from space and the surface of the Moon, have been painstakingly placed to the very moments they were shot during the mission, as has every photograph taken, and every word spoken.

Visit it at https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/


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.