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. 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.


Members' Viewing Night: Tooperang

Friday, 19 August 2022 7:30 PM

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


Stockport Observatory Winter Star Party

Saturday, 20 August 2022 6:30 PM

ASSA is pleased to announce its Stockport Observatory Winter Star Party will be held on Saturday 20 August as part of National Science Week 2022. Spend an evening under the stars guided by the most experienced skywatchers in South Australia.


Members' Viewing Night: Stockport

Saturday, 27 August 2022 6:00 PM

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


Members' Viewing Night: Meldanda

Saturday, 27 August 2022 7:30 PM

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


Astronomy Education: September 2022

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 7:00 PM

As a conclusion to the series on Stellar Evolution we will take a look at Variable Stars.


General Meeting: September 2022

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 8:00 PM

Learn about the many aspects of taking beautiful deep sky astrophotographs. A presentation for everyone, no matter your level of experience.


Members' Viewing Night: Stockport

Saturday, 17 September 2022 6:00 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:

  • From the Outback to Outer Space: Part V by Joel Hillman
  • The Mysterious Death of Tycho Brahe by Les Laub
  • Report: Astrophotography & ASSA Awards 2022
  • Southern Hemisphere Comets by Michael Mattiazzo
  • Members' Gallery of astronomical photographs
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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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