Contact us

Here’s how to get hold of us:

General inquiries:                                      [ ]
Membership inquiries: Bosman Olivier [ ] or via the Contact Form
Education / Outreach:                               [ ]
Ask An Astronomer! for general astronomy-related questions
Report a Sighting if you’d like to report something interesting or odd you saw in the sky.

Media / journalists:

For members of the press looking for more information, please contact our Communications Officer: Case Rijsdijk [ ]

Specialist Groups

The ASSA has a variety of specialist groups, and those with similar interests can contact them directly:

Social media

You can also find us on Twitter as @AstroSocSA, on Facebook. This is where most of our dynamic, topical information will be found, and will be updated regularly.

Mailing lists

ASSA administers two moderated e-mail lists. The ASSA_Info mailing list carries news from ASSA Council to our members, regarding Society news, etc.. The ASSA_Discussion mailing list distributes news, from the Observing Section Directors and Specialists, about observing events and opportunities, and is a forum for general discussion on matters astronomical. Membership to the list is voluntary, following approval by the moderators. Please join the lists by sending a blank e-mail to [ ] (for ASSA Info) or to [ ] (for ASSA Discussion).

General officers of the society

  • Secretary: Lerika Cross [ ] or via the Contact Form
  • Membership Secretary: Bosman Olivier [ ]
  • Treasurer: A J Nel [ ]
  • Outreach Officer: Johan Smit [ ]
  • Web Master: Christian Hettlage [ ]

 Snail mail

Our postal address is: Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, c/o SAAO, PO Box 9, Observatory, 7935, South Africa.