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.


Astronomy Education: October 2022

Wednesday, 5 October 2022 7:00 PM

After exploring our own galaxy, The Milky Way, we will look at the Local Group of Galaxies and beyond.


General Meeting: October 2022

Wednesday, 5 October 2022 8:00 PM

Radiation protection is critical for the future human exploration of Mars. Learn about the health hazards and current research in Australia.


Stockport Observatory Winter Star Party

Saturday, 15 October 2022 8:00 PM

ASSA is pleased to announce its Stockport Observatory Winter Star Party (in October) will be held on Saturday 15 October 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: Meldanda

Saturday, 22 October 2022 7:30 PM

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


Members' Viewing Night: Tooperang

Saturday, 22 October 2022 7:30 PM

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


Members' Viewing Night: Tooperang

Friday, 18 November 2022 7:30 PM

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


Members' Viewing Night: Stockport

Saturday, 19 November 2022 6:00 PM

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

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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:

  • From the Outback to Outer Space: Part VI by Joel Hillman
  • Report: ASSA at Science Alive! 2022 by Michael Chartres
  • ASSA Council Nominations -- Join the Team!
  • Fred Hoyle and the Nobel Prize by Les Laub
  • 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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