About this site
This is the official website of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa.
The contact e-mail address of the society is assa at saao dot ac dot za. Please address any queries to the secretary (the webmaster will be Cc'd on this address).
webmaster is Christian Hettlage [hettlage at saao dot ac dot za]
thanks are due to the SAAO (in particular Dr. Luis Balona, Roy
Emmerich and Veronique Kazie-Ravat) for hosting this site.
Photographs used in the page banners are taken from press releases issued by the European Southern Observatory and the Space Telescope Science Institute, except for the home page banner.
About the ASSA
The Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA), formed in 1922, is a body consisting of both amateur and professional astronomers. Membership is open to any interested person, regardless of knowledge or experience in astronomy.
enquiries should be addressed to the Secretary, ASSA, PO Box 9,
Observatory, 7935 or via e-mail to assa at saao dot ac dot za. The webmaster will be Cc'd when sending an email to this address.
about MNASSA (Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society
of Southern Africa) should be addressed
to its editor [mnassa at saao dot ac dot za].
about the Sky Guide can be directed to
its editor [skyguide at assa dot saao dot ac dot za].
How to become a member
ASSA welcomes new members, regardless of your level of astronomy knowledge or equipment. Application details.