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.


Collapsars Astronomy Education

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 7:00 PM

Collapsars are literally Collapsed Stars which have gravitationally contracted at the end of their long lives into incredibly dense objects. In this session, we explore White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes.


Astronomical Sketching General Meeting

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 8:00 PM

Astronomical sketching at the telescope has long been relegated to a quaint pre-photgraphic past. Why would anyone bother to sketch what is seen with a telescope these days? A small but growing cadre of observers are however returning to this old art and are reclaiming a lost satisfaction in carefully peering through the eyepiece and with pencils, smudge stubs and brushes translating what they see on to cartridge paper. Martin Lewicki will show how.


The Electromagnetic Spectrum Astronomy Education

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 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.

Public Star Nights

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

Friday 5 May
Saturday 6 May

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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:

  • Astronomical discoveries during ASSA’s third decade
  • Terry Lovejoy discovers his 6th comet
  • Using standard stars for variable star photometry
  • The flattest galaxy - NGC 4762 in Virgo
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Membership

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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