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.

Digital Breaths registration

Here is the link for Professor Merryn Tawhai’s talk on June 26th titled ‘Digital breaths: The benefits of bioengineering. https://royalsociety.org.nz/events/digital-breaths-the-benefits-of-bioengineering-nelson/… Read More

Save these dates!

Tuesday June 5th: Elim Church, 625 Main Road Stoke, 7.30 – 9.00 pm. Leonard Cockrayne lecture, Professor Philip Hulme: Ornamental to detrimental: The invasion of New Zealand by non-native plants.  Registration is not essential but it is advisable: https://royalsociety.org.nz/events/ornamental-to-detrimental-nelson/. There are still seats available. Tuesday June 26th: Elim Church, 625 Main Road Stoke,… Read More

2018 Hochstetter lecture

The 2018 Hochstetter Lecturer is Emeritus Professor Alan Cooper. His talk is entitled “Tectonics of the Haast Schists”. Date: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 Venue: Elim Christian Centre, 625 Main Rd, Stoke, Nelson Time: 7.30 – 9.00 Gold coin donation please Abstract:  The Haast Schist of New… Read More