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The Astronomical Societies of Southern Africa.

Precursor SocietiesA.S.S.A.

Precursor Societies

  • There were at least four precursor Societies before the Astronomical Society of South Africa (A.S.S.A.) was established. The Cape Astronomical Association was established in 1912. There are references to the Johannesburg, Pretoria and Natal Astronomical Associations but we do not have any archival material available.

Cape Astronomical Association

The Cape Astronomical Association was established in 1912 and we have archival material available.

Astronomical Society of Southern Africa

National Council of A.S.S.A.

Archival material for the National Council

Centres of A.S.S.A.

Bloemfontein Centre

The archive have no material on the Bloemfontein Centre. For current information visit their assa website or their own website which have a history section.

Cape Centre

The archive have material pertaining to the Cape Centre.  For current information visit the assa website or their own website.

Durban Centre

Used to be known as the Natal Centre. The name changed in (?). The archive have material pertaining to the Durban Centre.  For current information visit the assa website or their own website.

Garden Route Centre

The archive have no material on the Garden Route Centre. For current information visit their assa website.

Hermanus Centre

The archive have no material on the Hermanus Centre. For current information visit their assa website or their own website.

Johannesburg Centre

The archive have no material on the Hermanus Centre. For current information visit their assa website or their own website.

Natal Midlands Centre

The Natal Midlands Centre has ceased to exist. We have archival material for the centre.

Port Elizabeth Centre

ASSA used to have a Centre in Port Elizabeth. Date of inception is unknown but it opted to dissolve the Centre on 1 July 1965 for unknown reasons. At present Port Elizabeth have no ASSA Centre but an independent society known as Port Elizabeth Peoples Observatory Society.

Pretoria Centre

The archive have no material on the Hermanus Centre. For current information visit their assa website or their own website which do have an archival section.