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.


Cosmology Astronomy Education

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 7:00 PM

Find out how it all began. We will look at The Big Bang. How it evolved into the Universe we see today and look at possible fates of the Universe. We will also discuss red shifts and those mysterious entities, dark matter and dark energy.


AGM plus Astronomical Anniversaries 2016 General Meeting

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 8:00 PM

This will be our Annual General Meeting followed by a presentation on Astronomical Anniversaries where Steven Raine will discuss some of the significant places, people and history commemorating their decadal anniversaries this year showing how we’ve progressed and learnt through the ages and through some remarkable work by some fascinating people and some of the sights we’ve seen.

Public Star Nights

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

Friday 9 December

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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:

  • A visit to Fraunhofer’s Hut
  • Recently active lava flows on Venus
  • A bright evening comet for December
  • Arp 284 - interacting galaxies in Pisces
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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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