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.

Digital Astrophotography Astronomy Education

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 7:00 PM

The ability to take stunning digital photographs of the heavens has revolutionised amateur astrophotography. In this session, learn how digital cameras work and how those wonderful images are created and processed.

The James Webb Telescope General Meeting

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 8:00 PM

The James Webb Space Telescope is NASA's flagship astrophysics mission. Launching in late 2018, JWST will reveal a universe we have never seen before. Hannah Scherer (Technical Lead, Northrop Grumman) will introduce the James Webb Space Telescope, discuss its four main science goals, and discuss the main features of the JWST Observatory design; the telescope, sunshield, spacecraft bus and integrated science instrument module. She will also share status of the program and current path towards to launch.

Public Star Nights

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

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Members' Diary

June 2017
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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:

  • Astronomical discoveries during ASSA’s 4th decade
  • LIGO detects gravitational waves for a third time
  • The big star that couldn’t become a supernova
  • NGC 4273 and friends in Virgo
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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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