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.

NZFSS Public seminar – Future-focused freshwater research

NZFSS Public seminar – Future-focused freshwater research – FREE Rutherford Hotel, 27 Nile St, Nelson  |   Wednesday 12th December, 7:00 – 8:30 pm This looks like it’s going to be a very special event. Follow this link to register: http://nzfss2018.co.nz/public-seminar… Read More

Astronomy Section AGM

ASTRONOMY: Astronomy Section, Nelson Science Society next meets Thursday, 6 December, 7.30pm, in the Milton Room, Cawthron Institute, corner of Milton and Halifax Streets. This meeting will be our AGM for the first part, followed by a social evening. Please bring a plate of finger food to share. We will… Read More

2018 Cawthron lecture video

Here is the link to Jonathon Porritt’s Thomas Cawthron Memorial lecture. https://vimeo.com/296992552?fbclid=IwAR0xEJHf3wWIhNszuZ4X_7I3EyWC7QftvbjEVw7NeCWl_316wiSOQovpkBE… Read More