The object of the Society is the promotion and extension of knowledge of astronomy and related branches of science. It encourages interest in Astronomy, and is an association of observers and others for mutual help and advancement of science. It was founded in 1920 as the New Zealand Astronomical Society and assumed its present title on receiving the Royal Charter in 1946. In 1967 it became a Member Body of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
About the Wellington Astronomical Society
The Wellington Astronomical Society is an incorporated society for anyone who is interested in stars, planets, space or any other topic related to astronomy.
Members includes experienced and distinguished astronomers, but we also cater for the interest of beginners who come from a diverse range of age groups and professions.
The aim is to let people enjoy astronomy through a friendly and helpful atmosphere, with one of the ideas being that you get out of it what you take part in.