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.

MacDiarmid Science: To Industry and Beyond

When: Thursday, 6th September, 6.00 to 8.30 pm. Where: Elim Christian Centre, 625 Main Road, Stoke No bookings required Free Public Lecture; gold coin donation if you wish. The Nelson Science Society is proud to host the MacDiarmid Institute’s annual Regional Lecture Series. Join us to hear… Read More

Astronomy viewing evenings

Don’t forget that the observatory is open every fine Friday evening at least until the end of September. The planets are looking fantastic so take advantage of them being in the sky and bring your family. Place: Cawthron Atkinson Observatory, Clifton Terrace School. Time: 7 – 9 pm. Read More