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.

The Desert Fireball Network General Meeting

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 8:00 PM

A meteorite fall precisely observed from multiple locations allows us to track the object back to the region of the Solar System it came from, and sometimes link it with a parent body, providing context information that helps trace the history of the Solar System. The Desert Fireball Network (DFN) is built in arid areas of Australia: its observatories get favourable observing conditions, and meteorite recovery is eased thanks to the terrain.

Public Star Nights

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

Friday 25 August
Saturday 26 August
Friday 22 September

Members' Diary

August 2017
August 12, 2017
August 26, 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:

  • ASSA 125th Anniversary Dinner  a great success
  • Discoveries during ASSA’s 5th decade
  • Mary’s first trip to the Alpana AstroCamp
  • A dark night out with the serpent
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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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