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 750 members. 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. You do not need to own a telescope. The Society is also the only representative body for amateur astronomers in the state of South Australia.


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: February 2023

Wednesday, 1 February 2023 7:00 PM

The Night Sky.


General Meeting: February 2023

Wednesday, 1 February 2023 8:00 PM

Why did a group of 1960s University of Melbourne students build a satellite while they should have been studying and enjoying themselves? Was it the first Australian satellite? What was its purpose and what did it do? Did it work? How was it significant? What did it have to do with the event on 4 October 1957? Where did it lead and what were the lessons from it? Owen will reveal the story of the Australis OSCAR 5 student satellite, replete with his conspiracy theory and amusing incidents.


Members' Viewing Night: Stockport

Saturday, 11 February 2023 5:00 PM

Member-Only viewing night. Coordinator: Lyn Grida (08 8391 5377)


Members' Viewing Night: Meldanda

Saturday, 11 February 2023 7:30 PM

Member-Only viewing night. Coordinator: David Bennett (0419 419 552)


Members' Viewing Night: Tooperang

Friday, 17 February 2023 7:30 PM

Member-Only viewing night. Coordinator: Michael Doherty (0467 812 423)


Members' Viewing Night: Stockport

Saturday, 18 February 2023 5:00 PM

Member-Only viewing night. Coordinator: Lyn Grida (08 8391 5377)

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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:

  • Astro Camp Bookings Open
  • BlurXterminator Review
  • ASSA Special Interest Groups
  • Halley’s Comet with Potatoes
  • Southern Hemisphere Comets by Michael Mattiazzo
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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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