Welcome to the Astronomical Society of South Australia

The Astronomical Society of South Australia was founded in 1892 and is one of the largest organisations of its kind in Australia with over 650 members. We are the only representative body for amateur astronomy in the state of South Australia. Our mission is to observe, understand, share and to enjoy the wonders of the Universe. Most importantly, we promote Astronomy to the public to inspire and enrich the astronomer in everyone. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Astronomy.

Our monthly meetings are free and include an Astronomy Education session and the main General Meeting which often features a presentation from a professional astronomer. Visitors are most welcome to attend.

ASSA@Home | Q&A Night for New Members

Friday, 28 January 2022 7:30 PM

Are you new to sky watching, amateur astronomy or the ASSA? Our panel of experienced members are here to help you find your way. Join this members-only online get together where there's no such thing as a silly question. We will do our best to answer your questions, have some fun along the way, and giveaway a few prizes on the night.

Members Viewing Night - Tooperang

Friday, 28 January 2022 7:30 PM

Member-Only viewing night.

Members Viewing Night - Stockport

Saturday, 29 January 2022 7:30 PM

Member-Only viewing night.

Astronomy Education: February 2022

Wednesday, 2 February 2022 7:00 PM

The Moon -- Where did it come from? What are its physical properties? These questions and many more will be explored about our companion in space.

General Meeting: February 2022

Wednesday, 2 February 2022 8:00 PM

Astrophysicist Clare Kenyon @RedLippedAstro will introduce you to quasars, why they remain a hot topic in astrophysical research, and how they will help the newly launched James Webb Space Telescope to unlock secrets of the early Universe.

Public Viewing Nights

Experience the wonders of the night sky through a telescope! We plan to re-commence regular in-person viewing nights in 2022 once new community-wide COVID safety measures become the norm.

In the meantime, advanced real-time imaging telescopes will be used to display celestial objects at public in-person and online events.

We have not yet added any upcoming events - please check back soon.

Members' Diary

January 2022
January 29, 2022

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Watch some of our recent events on our YouTube channel

Astronomy Education

Public Lectures



Latest Issue

Inside The Bulletin

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

This month's issue includes:

  • A Message from the President
  • Introducing our New Council Members
  • ASSA Activities for the Month
  • Meldanda Viewing Night
  • Observatories in Unusual Places -- Pic Du Midi
  • Southern Hemisphere Comets
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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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