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.


Great Discoveries in Astronomy Astronomy Education

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 7:00 PM

We journey back to ancient times and take a look at the visionaries who developed our basic understandings of the universe. More recently we look at the discoveries made by Copernicus, Gallileo, Sir Issac Newton and many more.

Public Star Nights

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

Saturday 10 August
Friday 6 September
Saturday 7 September
Friday 4 October
Saturday 5 October

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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:

  • Photographing the Sun’s Neighbours by Frazer Farrell
  • The Adamson Orrery: a New Home by Mary Adam
  • Observatories in Odd Places by Les Laub
  • What has ASSA Seen? by Andrew Collings
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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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