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.


Astrophysics Astronomy Education

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 7:00 PM

You don’t need a degree in Astrophysics to attend this presentation! Find out how the planets stay in orbit around the Sun. Discover the mysteries of General Relativity and the inner workings of the Universe.


Moon Mysteries - A celebration of our nearest celestial neighbour General Meeting

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 8:00 PM

In this entertaining and fully-illustrated talk, Fred Watson explores the history of our understanding of the Moon from the earliest times through to the space age, and highlights some of the questions that today's investigations into our natural satellite are addressing.

Public Star Nights

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

Friday 24 November
Saturday 25 November
Friday 22 December

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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:

  • A visit to Kennedy Space Centre
  • More debate about dark energy
  • Henize 70 - a super bubble in the LMC
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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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