Contact us

Here’s how to get hold of us:

  • General inquiries: [ info@assa.saao.ac.za ]
  • Membership inquiries: Bosman Olivier [ membershipassa.saao.ac.za ] or via the Contact Form
  • Education / Outreach: [ outreach@assa.saao.ac.za ]
  • 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.

Specialist groups

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

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.

How to join the mailing lists

To join ASSA_Info, simply send a blank e-mail to assa_info-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
To join ASSA_Discussion, simply send a blank e-mail to assa_info-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

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.

General officers of the Society

  • Secretary: Lerika Cross [ secretaryassa.saao.ac.za ] or via the Contact Form
  • Membership Secretary: Bosman Olivier [ membershipassa.saao.ac.za ]
  • Treasurer: A J Nel [ treasurerassa.saao.ac.za ]
  • Outreach Officer: Johan Smit [ outreachassa.saao.ac.za ]
  • Web Master: James Smith[ webmasterassa.saao.ac.za ]

Media / journalists

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

 Snail mail

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