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 talk: John Gamlen “Science and the Law”

NMIT A211 – enter through the door at the back of A Block. Tuesday April 9, 7.30 – 9.00 pm. Gold coin donation John Gamlen, Mathematics Department, University of Alberta, Canada (retired) This presentation explores issues surrounding the quality of science presented as inputs into public policy. The… Read More

Next Astronomy Section event

The Astronomy Section, Nelson Science Society, will meet: Thursday 4 April, 7.30 – 9.00 pm Milton Building, Cawthron Institute, Milton Street, Nelson. Gold coin donation. This will be a telescope Q&A night, where you ask the questions and the users give the answers. Astronomers will be bringing their… Read More

Astronomy Viewing Nights

Public Outreach nights at the Cawthron Atkinson Observatory will recommence on Friday, 15 March, 2019. These 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… Read More