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: December 2023

Wednesday, 6 December 2023 7:00 PM

Find out how it all began. We will look at The Big Bang. How it evolved into the Universe we see today and look at possible fates the Universe has in store for us. We will also discuss redshifts and those mysterious entities, dark matter and dark energy.

Annual General Meeting: December 2023

Wednesday, 6 December 2023 8:00 PM

A Tale of Mysterious Blips From the Cosmos

Members' Viewing Night: Tooperang

Friday, 8 December 2023 7:30 PM

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

Members' Viewing Night: Stockport

Saturday, 9 December 2023 5:00 PM

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

Members' Viewing Night: Meldanda

Saturday, 9 December 2023 7:30 PM

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

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December 2023
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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:

In this issue:

  • On Green Skies and Wandering Wombats
  • What is Airglow?
  • Southern Hemisphere Comets
  • Seeing Double - Take 5
  • For the Juniors
  • Astronomical Curiosities and Oddities


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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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