Welcome to the webpage of the Nelson Science Society (NSS) and its constituent, the Astronomy Section. The NSS is a branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand and exists to promote science within the Nelson/Tasman region – we do this 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). Please bookmark this website to see details of all upcoming events sponsored by the NSS and its Astronomy section (and other events of interest), and to see details of past activities etc.

As of July 2016 we have over 160 paid up members and a mailing contact list of over 700. If you have any interest in science either give us your e-mail address so we can send you details of our events or join our growing society. Science is alive and well in Nelson!

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

“Translating Climate Science into Effective Action”

Lindsay Wood “Translating Climate Science into Effective Action” Tuesday February 13, 2018 NMIT, Room A211 7.30 – 9.00 pm. Lindsay Wood is passionate about improving the effectiveness with which society applies scientific and technical information in the quest to simultaneously restore the environmental balance of our planet and… Read More