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.

Comets Astronomy Education

Wednesday, 6 November 2019 7:00 PM

This month we will take a close look at comets. Where do they come from? What are their physical characteristics and find out about dust and gas tails.

Norse Cosmos General Meeting

Wednesday, 6 November 2019 8:00 PM

The Vikings were Norse seafarers, who from the late 8th to late 11th centuries, raided and traded from their Northern European homelands. However, what do we know about their view of the world? How did the Norse believe the the Universe came into existence? In this lecture I will discuss the early cosmotheism of the Norse and how their mythology explains their view of the world and wider Cosmos. Moreover, I will provide an overview of what we know about the Norse constellations and how they differ from the contemporary view of the night sky as used by astronomers today.

Public Star Nights

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

Saturday 2 November
Friday 6 December
Saturday 7 December

Members' Diary

October 2019
October 2, 2019
October 4, 2019
October 5, 2019

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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:

In this issue:

  • Photographing the Sun’s Neighbors by Fraser Farrell
  • Aboriginal Skies & the Australian Space Agency by Paul Curnow
  • What are Dark Sky Parks?
  • New ASSA Policy for Volunteers on Working with Children
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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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