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. 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. You do not need to own a telescope. The Society is also the only representative body for amateur astronomers in the state of South Australia.


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: December 2022

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 7:00 PM

A short introduction to Astrophysics and the workings of the Universe.


Annual General Meeting: December 2022

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 8:00 PM

An entertaining and copiously illustrated talk about the James Webb Space Telescope and its breathtaking images and scientific discoveries.


Members' Viewing Night: Tooperang

Friday, 16 December 2022 7:30 PM

Member-Only viewing night. Coordinator: Michael Doherty (0467 812 423)


New Members' Night at Stockport

Saturday, 17 December 2022 6:00 PM

ASSA New Members' Night at Stockport Observatory. Coordinator: Lisa Lavan (0401 702 772)


Members' Viewing Night: Stockport

Saturday, 17 December 2022 8:00 PM

Member-Only viewing night. Coordinator: Lyn Grida (08 8391 5377)

Members' Diary

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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:

  • Total Lunar Eclipse: 8 November 2022
  • Sunspots by Les Laub
  • Telescope Loan Program: Register Your Interest!
  • Report: Science Week Stockport Star Party
  • Southern Hemisphere Comets by Michael Mattiazzo
  • Members' Gallery of astronomical photographs
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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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