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.

Our Moon, Then, Now and Beyond

Go and see the amazing exhibition at the Nelson Provincial Museum. It’s called Our Moon: Then, Now and Beyond. Here are links to the public programme: There will be three space-themed talks which you can find here. More information about Our Moon can be found online… 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