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

“Focus on the Planets” Venue: Milton Room corner of Milton and Halifax Streets Date: May 3rd Time: 7.30 – 9.00 pm Gold coin donation There will be two speakers: Alexandre de Maupeou will be talking about the “Opposition of Mars” and John Burt will give a… Read More

Peter Barrett’s talk

Here is the PDF of Peter Barrett’s talk that he has kindly allowed us to publish. Peter Barrett’s talk in Nelson Nov 15 2017    … Read More

Climate Change education

Here is a PDF of the Climate Change information that Jenny gives to senior students and to teachers who need some guidance. Jenny put it together and Peter edited it. Climate Change for Students by Jenny Pollock… Read More