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Public nights at the Observatory are starting again

The first public night for 2021 is currently scheduled for Friday 9th of April (that’s the Friday after Easter). Public nights are held on each clear sky (or at least partly clear) Friday evening until the end of September, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Cawthron Atkinson Observatory, Clifton Terrace School, Atawhai, Nelson. Read More

Observatory Viewing nights

CAWTHRON ATKINSON OBSERVATORY VIEWING NIGHTS: Page last updated on : 21 March 2021 Public nights at the observatory start after daylight savings ends (we don’t generally open during daylight savings because twilight goes too late.). All welcome! The first public night for 2021 is currently scheduled for Friday 9th of… Read More

Wai-iti Dark Sky Park

Congratulations to Ralph Bradley and the  ‘Top of the South Dark Sky’ committee and its online identity ‘Dark Skies Tasman’ for their five years of hard work and their success in getting the Wai-iti Recreation Reserve and Tunnicliff Forest designated New Zealand’s first ‘Dark Sky Park’. Read More

Astronomy Section; Observatory viewing nights and the next talk

CAWTHRON ATKINSON OBSERVATORY VIEWING NIGHTS: These have resumed, and are held on each clear Friday evening until the end of September, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Cawthron Atkinson Observatory, Clifton Terrace School, Atawhai, Nelson. Observe various objects through our C14 telescope, and some of our other, portable, telescopes. Read More

2020 NSS and AS Subscriptions

We will make a decision about 2020 subscriptions in July.  If you have already paid we will date your subscription from the time that we ask for subscriptions. Read More

Feedback please

Covid-19 has made everyone look at the way they deliver talks and disseminate information. Local speakers will probably give talks in the usual way but many national organisations are looking at presenting lectures via Zoom or similar means. Nelson Science Society would like feedback on the types of activities you… Read More