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 650 members. We are the only representative body for amateur astronomy in the state of South Australia. 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.


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: November 2021

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 7:00 PM

We take a close look at comets. Where do they come from? What are their physical characteristics and find out about dust and gas tails.


General Meeting: November 2021

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 8:00 PM

The talk will cover creating the Reserve, getting the community on board, measuring the darkness, the impact of light pollution on native wildlife, future plans and space facilities coming to the Reserve.


Lunar Eclipse: Live Stream

Friday, 19 November 2021 8:00 PM

Everyone is invited to watch the free ASSA Live Stream of the Partial Lunar Eclipse on Friday 19 November 2021. View close-up images of the Moon in eclipse with expert commentary, participate in interactive activities, and, following the eclipse, be amazed at telescopic views of Jupiter, Saturn and other celestial wonders. Plus over $1,500 in prizes in raffles and giveaways for kids! Exclusive real-time images of the Moon in eclipse will be provided from several locations in the Greater Adelaide area, Victoria, and elsewhere in Australia to avoid any unfavourable weather. Please tell your friends and join us for this unique and wonderful experience!

Public Viewing Nights

Experience the wonders of the night sky through a telescope! We plan to re-commence regular in-person viewing nights in 2022 once new community-wide COVID safety measures become the norm.

In the meantime, advanced real-time imaging telescopes will be used to display celestial objects at public in-person and online events.

We have not yet added any upcoming events - please check back soon.

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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:

  • Bumper crop of comets for November
  • Lunar libration - take a peek around the limb of the Moon
  • NASA’s Insight Lander endures 90 minute Mars-quake
  • Don’t miss the Lunar Eclipse Livestream on November 19
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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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