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.

Next Astronomy Section talk

ASTRONOMY: Astronomy Section, Nelson Science Society next meets: Thursday, 5 July, 7.30pm, in the Milton Room, Cawthron Institute, corner of Milton and Halifax Streets. Robert Rea will be speaking on “Inside Neutron Stars”. Everyone welcome. Gold coin koha for non-members. Read More

Rutherford Lecture registration

If you wish to register for the Rutherford lecture here is the link: https://royalsociety.org.nz/events/the-life-and-times-of-supervolcanoes-nelson/. Don’t worry if you are unsure if you can go. Elim has plenty of seating so you can just decide on the night. The talk is called “The Life and Times of Supervolcanoes”, by Professor Colin… Read More