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 600 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: October 2021

Wednesday, 6 October 2021 7:00 PM

Find out how it all began. We will look at The Big Bang. How it evolved into the Universe we see today and look at possible fates the Universe has in store for us. We will also discuss redshifts and those mysterious entities, dark matter and dark energy.


General Meeting: October 2021

Wednesday, 6 October 2021 8:00 PM

The Perseverance rover is the most complex object ever sent to Mars. This rover is searching for evidence of ancient microbial life in Jezero Crater where a beautiful ancient alluvial fan is now the focus of attention. This lecture should provide useful background information of this interesting planet and outline some of its Australian scientific contributions.

Public Viewing Nights

Experience the night sky through our telescopes at public viewing nights. Quarterly public viewing nights at Stockport Observatory will re-commence in August 2021 following the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions.

We have not yet added any upcoming events - please check back soon.

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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:

  • Report on the ASSA Annual Dinner and Awards Night
  • Member Profile - Phillip Pudney
  • Lots of telescopic comets during October
  • Observe the Lyon Group of Galaxies #455 in Grus

 

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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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