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.


Galaxies Astronomy Education

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 7:00 PM

After exploring our own galaxy, The Milky Way, we will look at the Local Group of Galaxies and beyond. The various types of galaxies will be discussed and how they are classified using Hubble’s Tuning Fork diagram.


Solar System Planetary Interiors General Meeting

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 8:00 PM

In this talk Prof Caprarelli will discuss the planets of our solar system using a comparative planetology approach. Through the exploration of key concepts of planetary geophysics and cosmochemistry, she will present an analysis of the differences among the planets of our solar system, with Earth as the planet of reference.


Cosmology Astronomy Education

Wednesday, 5 December 2018 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.

Public Star Nights

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

Friday 19 October
Thursday 8 November
Friday 9 November
Friday 16 November
Saturday 17 November
Thursday 6 December
Friday 7 December
Friday 14 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 by Robert Purvinskis
  • A Story of “Extreme” Observing by Jeff Orr
  • Report on Planetary Activities
  • What Has ASSA Seen?
  • Southern Hemisphere Comets by Michael Mattiazzo          

 

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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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