Hawthorndene Oval Observing Site

Hawthorndene Oval is the Southern Metro observing site where ASSA holds public viewing/stargazing nights. Hawthorndene Oval is located at Watahuna Ave, Hawthorndene in the Adelaide Hills about a 30 minute drive south from the Adelaide city centre.

The ASSA Coordinator for Southern Metro is Scott Gregory - e: scott.gregory@assa.org.au, m: 0438 335 312.

Public Viewing Nights

The dates for upcoming Star Parties are:

There are currently no scheduled upcoming events.


REFUND POLICY: Tickets will be refunded if the event is cancelled. Please note that Eventbrite's fee is non-refundable.

COVID SAFETY: To ensure the safety of its members and the public, the ASSA has a number of COVID-19 safety requirements in place at its events. Full details at: https://assa.org.au/COVID


  • Tickets: Please bring your ticket/s with you.
  • Suitable Clothing & Enclosed Footwear: It's most important that all attendees dress warmly for cold weather and wear comfortable enclosed non-slip footwear. So please come prepared because it will likely be colder at night than you may be used to.
  • Insect Repellent: It is advisable to come prepared with some insect repellent.
  • Food & Drink: You may wish to bring a drink and a few snacks for personal consumption. There are NO food or drink options on site.
  • Binoculars: Please feel free to bring a pair of binoculars for your personal use. Please do NOT bring any telescopes.