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 page for full details).

See the Support page for details of how you can become a member.

Observatory Viewing nights

Observatory viewing nights and next talk While we are in Level 2 no viewing nights will be run, due to our inability to manage social distancing in such an environment. As soon as we are back to Level 1, viewing nights will resume. … Read More

Subscriptions for 2020

Subscriptions for 2020. Because of Covid-19 and the lack of talks for much of this year, NSS has decided to half the subscription fees for 2020. Therefore, the subscriptions are: Single $12.50 Joint membership $20 Astronomy section $20 plus the relevant NSS sub. Therefore, single  $32.50,… Read More