When your child turns nine or ten….

When your child turns nine or ten years of age, perhaps you may wish to interest him or her in science. Recently, my son turned eleven and, like all kids of his age, he has been exposed to some elementary science and mathematics at school. Like many people trained in… Read More

Explaining the Colours of the Spectrum to your Child

When your child turns nine or ten years of age, perhaps you may wish to interest him or her in science. Recently, my son turned eleven and, like all kids of his age, he has been exposed to some elementary science and mathematics at school. Like many people trained in… Read More

Help! We need a Treasurer!

In January our treasurer Queenie Lin moved to Auckland to take up a new job, so we need a volunteer to replace her. Queenie has offered to stay on until a replacement is found but it is difficult having such an important position located so far away. As you… Read More

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge—from climate change to vaccinations—faces furious opposition. Some even have doubts about the moon landing. By Joel Achenbach in National Geographic.   Read article: Why do many reasonable people doubt science?… Read More

Wgtn Branch Blog

Welcome to the blog of the Wgtn Branch of the Royal Society of NZ. We’re a small collection of individuals passionate about promoting science and technology in the Wellington region. We run a wide assortment of science events, as well as supporting… Read More