Welcome to the Astronomical Society of South Australia

The Astronomical Society of South Australia was founded in 1892 and is one of the largest organisations of its kind in Australia with over 700 members. We are the only representative body for amateur astronomy in the state of South Australia. Our mission is to observe, understand, share and to enjoy the wonders of the Universe. Most importantly, we promote Astronomy to the public to inspire and enrich the astronomer in everyone. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Astronomy.

Our monthly meetings are free and include an Astronomy Education session and the main General Meeting which often features a presentation from a professional astronomer. Visitors are most welcome to attend.

A live presentation describing the ZWO ASIAIR device and how you can convert even a small telescope from visual use only into a powerful "light pollution busting" electronic imaging telescope that can be used to explore the night sky from any urban environment.

Members' Viewing Night: Tooperang

Friday, 27 May 2022 7:30 PM

Member-Only viewing night.

Members' Viewing Night: Meldanda

Saturday, 28 May 2022 7:30 PM

Member-Only viewing night. Coordinator: David Bennett (0419 419 552)

Members' Viewing Night: Stockport

Saturday, 28 May 2022 7:30 PM

Member-Only viewing night.

Astronomy Education: June 2022

Wednesday, 1 June 2022 7:00 PM

This month we look at the Hertzsprung Russell (HR) Diagram which explains the relationship between luminosity, mass and temperature in stars during their various phases of evolution from a protostar and the main sequence through to red giants and white dwarfs.

General Meeting: June 2022

Wednesday, 1 June 2022 8:00 PM

Research into 4.5 billion year old Pallasite meteorites is providing new insights into planetary formation in the early solar system.

Members' Viewing Night: Meldanda

Saturday, 4 June 2022 7:30 PM

Member-Only viewing night. Coordinator: David Bennett (0419 419 552)

Public Viewing Nights

Experience the wonders of the night sky through a telescope! We plan to re-commence regular in-person viewing nights in 2022 once new community-wide COVID safety measures become the norm.

In the meantime, advanced real-time imaging telescopes will be used to display celestial objects at public in-person and online events.

Saturday 6 August

Members' Diary

May 2022
May 13, 2022
May 27, 2022

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Watch some of our recent events on our YouTube channel

Astronomy Education

Public Lectures



Latest Issue

Inside The Bulletin

Each month the Society publishes The Bulletin — a 16 page newsletter for members, containing information on astronomical news and events.

This month's issue includes:

  • From the Outback to Outer Space: Part III
  • Through the Eye of the Universe
  • An EAA Messier Marathon
  • Astronomical Curiosities and Oddities
  • Southern Hemisphere Comets
  • Members' Gallery of astronomical photographs
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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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