About Us

The Astronomical Society of South Australia was founded in 1892 and is the oldest society of its kind in Australia. It is the only representative body for amateur astronomy in the state of South Australia.

The objectives of the Society are to promote the Science of Astronomy and all its branches. It does this by holding regular meetings and viewing nights, circulating current astronomical information, and encouraging popular interest in Astronomy.

The Society occupies a number of permanent observatories in South Australia that house some of the largest telescopes in the state, and can bring smaller telescopes to schools and groups venues.

We are a not for profit organisation and all of our members are volunteers.

Find out more about us

  • Special Interest Groups
    The Society has a number of interest groups where members with particular interests meet with others of similar interests and engage in relevant activities.
  • A Brief History
    A brief history of the Astronomical Society of South Australia, which was established over 100 years ago by Sir Charles Todd.
  • Constitution
    The constitution and rules that govern the Society.
  • Council
    Get to know the current serving office holders and council members.
  • Honorary Life Members
    Those members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
  • The Bulletin
    Information about our monthly publication.

Still want to know more?

Do you have a question about us or astronomy? Perhaps you want to book your group in at an observatory? Please feel free to contact us.