Welcome to the Astronomical Society of South Australia

The Astronomical Society of South Australia is the only representative body for amateur astronomy in the state of South Australia. Founded in 1892 and with around 600 members, it is the oldest and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Australia.

Our monthly meetings, which usually feature a guest speaker, are free, open to the public and visitors are most welcome to attend.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum Astronomy Education

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 7:00 PM

The Universe is full of electromagnetic radiation from radio waves and light to X-Rays and Gamma Rays. In this session, we will learn what electromagnetic radiation is and where it all comes from. We will also explore Spectroscopy and its application.

Hazards of Human Space Exploration General Meeting

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 8:00 PM

Plans for the exploration of deep space over the coming decades will see humans travel deeper into space and for longer periods than at any time in human history. A permanent presence in cis-lunar orbit, exploration of the lunar surface, and missions to the Mars system are all being planned. This new era of space exploration will expose humans to hazards not experienced since the Apollo program of the 1960s and 70s, but magnified by greater distance and much longer exposures. This presentation will use the paradigm of NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) which prioritizes 5 hazards of human spaceflight to explore the ways that the deep space environment can affect human physiology and health, and the challenges that must be overcome for exploration missions to succeed.

Public Star Nights

Experience the night sky through our telescopes at public viewing nights.

Saturday 10 August

Members' Diary

May 2019
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Latest Issue

Inside The Bulletin

Each month the Society publishes The Bulletin - a 16 to 20 page newsletter for members, containing information on astronomical news and events.

This month's issue includes:

  • Invitation to ASSA Annual Dinner & Awards Night
  • What is Astronomical Seeing by Paul Abel
  • How Bright is that Meteor by Martin Lewicki
  • Southern Hemisphere Comets by Michael Mattiazzo
  • New Members Night at Stockport by Joe Grida
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Membership is open to people of all ages and professions— the only pre-requisite is an interest in astronomy. It does not matter how much you know about astronomy or any other science. The Society has something for you.Our members come from all walks of life. What they share is the enjoyment the night sky has to offer.

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