Welcome to the website of the Nelson Science Society (NSS) and its Astronomy Section (AS). NSS is a branch of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and promotes science within the Nelson/Tasman region by holding regular scientific talks from a variety of experts throughout the year and by promoting science education in schools and colleges.

The Astronomy section is run as an independent constituent of the NSS and maintains its own program of events (see Astronomy Section pages for full details and newsletter).

See the Support page for details of how you can become a member.

Nelson Science Society AGM

1. NSS AGM: Wednesday, November 27th 2019, Room G104, NMIT. Start time is 6.30 pm for drinks and nibbles. The AGM will start at 7.15 pm. Agenda and the 2018 AGM minutes can be found here. Read More

Astronomy Section AGM, 7.30 pm Milton Building

Astronomy Section AGM is Thursday, 5 December, 7.30pm.  Milton Building, Cawthron Institute, corner Halifax and Milton Streets. Astronomy Section members – please note time and venue of AGM. Agenda is as follows: 1. Apologies. 2. Minutes of 2018 AGM 3. Matters Arising from the 2018 AGM… Read More

Astronomy Viewing Nights

Public Outreach nights at the Cawthron Atkinson Observatory will take place each clear Friday night through till mid-October. Depending on the time of year, moon phase etc there will be viewing of the Moon, planets, and the various deep sky objects in the night sky, especially in and around… Read More