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 700 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.


Astronomy Education: May 2021

Wednesday, 5 May 2021 7:00 PM

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


General Meeting: May 2021

Wednesday, 5 May 2021 8:00 PM

A talk about Astronomy during COVID-19 and how the Astronomical Society of Victoria dealt with COVID-19 lockdowns in Melbourne, learnt to pivot, and shared Astronomy with the wider public through online media. The talk will cover live streaming star parties, working with smartphone cameras, Astrophonetography, and dealing with sudden lockdowns impacting scheduled events.

Public Star Nights

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

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

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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:

  • Last chance to enter a photography competition or nominate an ASSA member for an award
  • Observatories in odd places #22 - Puerto Rico
  • Get to know Farfarout - the most distant object observed in the solar system
  • Observe the Antlia Galaxy Cluster
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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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