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.

Royal Society lecture – Marsden 25 series – registration needed

Putting the dead to work: reconstructing NZ’s ecological past. Speaker: Associate Professor Janet Wilmshurst, Joint Graduate School for Biodiversity and Biosecurity, University of Auckland and Landcare Research When: 6.00 – 7.00 pm, Thursday 21 November 2019 Where: Elim Christian Centre, 625 Main Rd, Stoke, Nelson 7011 Associate Professor… Read More

Nelson Science Society AGM

1. NSS AGM: Wednesday, November 27th 2019, Room G104, NMIT. Start time is 6.30 pm for drinks and nibbles. The AGM will start at 7.15 pm. Agenda and the 2018 AGM minutes can be found here. Read More

Astronomy Section AGM

Astronomy Section AGM is Thursday, 5 December, 7.30pm.  Location is yet to be decided but will be at the Milton Building or at Clifton Terrace School. You’ll be reminded and given the location about a week before. Read More