Astronomical Society of South Australia - ASSA


Raising community participation and awareness in astronomy



  • Book for the Annual Dinner

    18 May, 2016

    The Annual Dinner is one of the highlights of the year and is always a great entertaining night. This year’s dinner will be held on Saturday 16 July at the Belair Park Country Club. Tickets only $55 per person and bookings are essential.…

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  • Stockport Observatory Star Party

    22 April, 2016

    Stockport Observatory Star PartyOn Saturday 14 May, you are invited to visit Stockport Observatory to see the giant planet Jupiter, the beautiful rings of Saturn, the Moon and other objects in the sky through telescopes (weather permitting).…

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  • Official Opening of Stockport Turret

    3 February, 2016

    The new turret for the Charles Todd Observatory over the Jubilee Telescope at Stockport will be officially opened on Saturday 5th March by the Minister for Science and Information Economy. Members are invited to us celebrating the reopening of the Charles Todd Observatory.…

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  • Telescope Clinic for Members

    30 January, 2016

    Did Santa bring you a new telescope for Christmas? Or has your telescope languished in the garage or shed because you didn't know how to set it up? Is something not quite right with your telescope? Out of collimation? Won't track? Bring your telescope to see the doctor, and get answers to all these questions at the  first Telescope Clinic of 2016.…

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  • Renew Your Membership

    1 December, 2015

    If your renewal is due by 31 December, renew now to avoid missing out on the January issue of The Bulletin.…

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  • Award Nominations Close Soon!

    1 November, 2015

    Each year, the Astronomical Society of South Australia recognises South Australians that have made a notable contribution to the science of Astronomy, and members that taken astronomical images or contributed to the Society. Nominations close 15 November!…

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  • VicSouth Desert Star Party

    6 September, 2015

    VicSouth Desert Star PartyThere's still time to book for the VicSouth Desert Star Party, which will be held at the Little Desert Nature Lodge in Nhill, Victoria (just over the border). Expect a great weekend of fabulous talks, including comet discoverer Terry Lovejoy, commercial displays, prizes, and of course fantastic dark sky observing!…

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  • Total Lunar Eclipse 4 April

    1 April, 2015

    Total Lunar Eclipse 4 AprilThere will be a total Lunar eclipse on 4 April (Easter Saturday). The eclipse begins just half an hour after sunset, the Moon entering the Earth's umbra at 8:45pm ACST. Totality begins at 10:24pm ACST, and lasts only 4 minutes…

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  • Calculate the Date of Easter Sunday

    1 March, 2015

    When is Easter Sunday this year and why is it different each year? Learn how to calculate the date of Easter Sunday for any year between 326 and 4099 A.D. quickly and easily for yourself.…

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  • Congratulations Paul Haese

    21 July, 2014

    Congratulations Paul HaeseCongratulations to ASSA member Paul Haese, who's image of the Great Orion Nebula entitled "Dust and Gas" was the overall winner in the prestigious 2014 David Malin Awards. Paul also won an award for his image of the sun in the Solar System category. Well done!

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  • Vale Bill Bradfield

    18 June, 2014

    Vale Bill BradfieldBill Bradfield, one of the 20th Century's most prolific comet hunters who discovered 18 comets from 1972-2004, passed away on 9th June. Bill was a long-time ASSA life member, past-President (1977-79) and was inducted into the ASSA Hall of Fame last year.…

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  • Night Watch

    1 June, 2014

    Night WatchHunt for the Jewel Box, and find the planets Saturn and Mars in this month's Night Watch article by Joe Grida.…

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  • Brian Cox Presale Tickets

    13 May, 2014

    Brian Cox Presale TicketsProfessor Brian Cox is coming to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 14th October 2014. Astronomical Society of South Australia members now have access to tickets to Brian Cox – Making Sense of the Cosmos before they go on sale to the general public.…

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  • Lunar Eclipse

    14 April, 2014

    Lunar EclipseOn 15th April, the moon will rise in eclipse as seen from Adelaide at about 5.50pm…

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    1 February, 2014

    Bookings are now open for the 26th National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers, which will be held over the Easter 2014 weekend, Friday April 18 to Monday April 21 in Melbourne. The programme will include an exciting mix of invited speakers, technical sessions, group discussions, hands-on workshops, and social functions.…

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