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.

At present, the Society has around 600 members.

Our members come from all walks of life. What they share is the enjoyment the night sky has to offer. Our members include:

  • Social astronomers who enjoy the company of other like minded people
  • Armchair astronomers
  • Professional scientists
  • Researchers and discoverers of comets
  • Families who just like to look at amazing objects through telescopes.

From as little as $25 per year, you can receive all the membership benefits

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Free Entry to Viewing Nights

Members can attend any of the Society's viewing nights free of charge. Viewing nights exclusively for ASSA members are held each month at the Stockport Observatory, Tooperang observing site, Whyalla and the Northern York Penninsula.

Stay Informed with The Bulleitn

ASSA members receive a 16-20 page newsletter each month to keep them informed on current astronomical news and events.

Online Forums and Mailing List

ASSA members are welcome to join our online forums and ASSA-Chat, the Society's own Internet mailing list. With over 100 subscribers, this is an extremely useful resource.

... and much more!

Receive discounts on astronomical publications and magazines, join our special interest groups, borrow from our extensive library collection of books and DVDs, have your telescope serviced at our telescope clinics, and much more! See all the benfits