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.

Astronomy viewing evenings

Don’t forget that the observatory is open every fine Friday evening at least until the end of September. The planets are looking fantastic so take advantage of them being in the sky and bring your family. Place: Cawthron Atkinson Observatory, Clifton Terrace School. Time: 7.30 – 9.30 pm… Read More

Peter Barrett’s talk

Here is the PDF of Peter Barrett’s talk that he has kindly allowed us to publish. Peter Barrett’s talk in Nelson Nov 15 2017    … Read More