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 Astrophotography group / Dark Sky Observing – Saturday 1st June 7.00 pm, Star Field – John Whitby’s dark sky site.  Cancelled because of bad weather.

Our next regular WAS meeting will be on Wednesday the 4th of June at 7:30pm.   The meeting will be held  at Space Place, Carter Observatory, our regular location.  For further details of the meeting are available here and on Facebook.

Astronomy Night Hutt Library Friday 7th of June 18:30 – 20:30.  A presentation by the WAS president, Antony Gomez.  The presentation is from our regular monthly meeting.  See meeting details for further information.

May (now June) Starparty – Wellington Water Front – Saturday 8th June, 6 pm – 10 pm.  (Postponement from May).  Further details are here.

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 has created posters featuring a group photo of the crew for all of the Space Station mission since 2000.   These posters were used to advertise expeditions and were also hung in NASA facilities.  Below is a typical example.  

NASA Poster

You can see more of them here

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.