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.


Stockport Observatory Winter Star Party

Saturday, 14 August 2021 6:00 PM

The ASSA is pleased to announce the return of its Stockport Observatory Winter Star Party to be held on Saturday 14 August 2021 as part of National Science Week. Spend an evening under the stars guided by the most experienced skywatchers in South Australia and an array of advanced imaging telescopes.


2021 Annual Dinner & Awards Night

Saturday, 21 August 2021 7:00 PM

POSTPONED: The Annual Dinner and Awards Night is one of the highlights of the year and is always a great entertaining night. This year's event will be held at the Glenelg Golf Club and has now been postponed to 21 August due to the lockdown in South Australia. Tickets are $68 per person and bookings are available before 9 August. Book at: http://assa.org.au/dinner

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.

Saturday 14 August

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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:

  • Member profile - Werner Kutsche
  • ASSA’s Radio Astronomy Group and its current projects
  • Observatories in odd places
  • Observing globular clusters in Sagittarius

 

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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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