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.

Terrestrial Planets Astronomy Education

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 7:00 PM

This month we explore the inner planets of the Solar System from Mercury to Mars. We also look at the new class of Dwarf planet which include Pluto, Ceres and Eris.

Awards & 125 years celebration General Meeting

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 8:00 PM

This will be a glittering event featuring the ASSA Awards presentations and an entertaining re-enactment of our first meeting held 125 years ago. Please be there to show your support to those members who will be recognised for their achievements.

Public Star Nights

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

Friday 3 February
Saturday 4 February

Members' Diary

January 2017
January 6, 2017

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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:

  • Alpha Centauri gets a new name
  • David Adamson and his telescopes
  • A comet primer for 2017
  • Summer galaxy hunt


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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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