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 page for full details).

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

NSS AGM December 1st, NMIT G104, 6.00 – 8.30 pm

Our AGM will be held on December 1st. We will start with the usual refreshments and we anticipate the actual AGM being a short meeting, considering the year it has been. The agenda will be sent out in a couple of weeks and the President’s and treasurer’s report just after that. Read More

Observatory Viewing nights

Cawthron Atkinson Observatory viewing nights  These have resumed, and are held on each clear Friday evening until further notice, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Cawthron Atkinson Observatory, Clifton Terrace School, Atawhai, Nelson. Observe various objects through our C14 telescope, and some of our other, portable, telescopes. For the rest of the… Read More

Subscriptions for 2020

Subscriptions for 2020. Because of Covid-19 and the lack of talks for much of this year, NSS has decided to half the subscription fees for 2020. Therefore, the subscriptions are: Single $12.50 Joint membership $20 Astronomy section $20 plus the relevant NSS sub. Therefore, single  $32.50,… Read More