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 750 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.

Astronomy Education: July 2022

Wednesday, 6 July 2022 7:00 PM

The lives of stars explained from birth within gaseous nebulae to their ultimate demise as a white dwarf or a supernova explosion.

General Meeting: July 2022

Wednesday, 6 July 2022 8:00 PM

A look at the global Space Surveillance Network, advanced telescope technologies, and Australia's recent capability development.

2022 Annual Dinner & Awards Night

Saturday, 16 July 2022 7:00 PM

The Annual Dinner and Awards Night is one of the highlights of the year and is always a wonderful and entertaining night. This year's event will be held at the Glenelg Golf Club on 16 July. Tickets are $74 per person and bookings are available until 30 June. Book at: https://assa.org.au/dinner

Stockport Observatory Winter Star Party

Saturday, 20 August 2022 6:30 PM

The ASSA is pleased to announce its Stockport Observatory Winter Star Party will be held on Saturday 20 August as part of National Science Week 2022. Spend an evening under the stars guided by the most experienced skywatchers in South Australia.

Members' Diary

July 2022
July 16, 2022

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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:

  • Black Holes and Security Breaches by Les Laub
  • Recent Radio Outbursts from the Sun by Peter Gray
  • Report: Telescopes in the Park II
  • Astronomy Outreach Group by Ian Somerville
  • Southern Hemisphere Comets by Michael Mattiazzo
  • 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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