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.


The Sun Astronomy Education

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 7:00 PM

This month we take a close look at our local star, The Sun. How did it form? What keeps it shining for billions of years and what will be its ulmate fate in far distant future? These and other aspects of the Sun will be discussed.


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Astrophotography on the Internet General Meeting

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 8:00 PM

The internet is absolutely teaming with astronomical imagers showing their wares; but what's good, what's bad and what's absolutely uglier than a cat's kitty litter in the morning? In this light hearted and fully illustrated talk, Perry Vlahos (Astronomical Society of Victoria) will show the best of astronomical imaging found on the net and social media, and also point out what to look for in order to identify the fakes. Don't be fooled by Photoshop, insist on seeing the raw data!


The Night Sky Astronomy Education

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 7:00 PM

In this session, we will look at the Night Sky and discuss the mechanics of the celestial sphere. Learn how to find your way around the sky and become familiar with common terms. We will also look at some of the brighter stars which are high in the sky in autumn and how to find them.

Public Star Nights

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

Saturday 29 February
Saturday 2 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:

In the Bulletin this month

  • The Habitable Exoplanet Hunting Project
  • Photographing the Sun’s Neighbours
  • What’s On At The Adelaide Planetarium
  • Observatories in Odd Places No. 11
  • Southern Hemisphere Comets
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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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